Venezuela: US Bans Arms Sales

Alfredo Octavio argues that the U.S. government is only adding to Hugo Chávez's political clout by banning arms sales to Venezuela. Oil Wars has a laugh at the hypocrisy of Washington's claims: “Let's see, Venezuela itself is not involved with terrorism. But it befriends country's that supposedly are – Cuba and Iran. So now its not what you do but what your friends do that matters. If that's the case how does the U.S. avoid decertifying itself?” Daniel Duquenal, meanwhile, says that Chávez is clearly off his rocker when he calls U.S. President Bush “genocidal.”

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