The Democrats continue to side with Chavez: While pursuing the VP spot in the Obama ticket Bill Richardson meets with Chavez and asks him to negotiate with the FARC.
Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he plans to put forward a proposal for the release of the three U.S. defense contractors in the coming weeks and that Chavez is willing to work with him as a “primary mediator.”
The Democratic governor met with Chavez on Saturday night to discuss the issue. The president did not release any statements following the meeting.
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IBD Blogsasks questions,
Bill Richardson had an hour and a half meeting with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez – whose goons were beating up Venezuelan student dissidents in the streets this morning. Richardson had nothing but praise for the dictator, and said he was key to freeing three Americans held hostage in Colombia. Now, Hugo is famous for paying their kidnappers $300 million or at least pledging it, according to information found in the FARC computer. He’s no impartial player, he’s the FARC’s best friend on earth. That makes him a state sponsor of terror. Why Richardson is consorting with such a person is beyond us – we called President Uribe’s office a few weeks ago and were told they did not want Hugo Chavez involved in any way shape or form with the hostage release. But still Richardson goes to meet the dictator. Question: What did he promise the dictator? Did he promise to cut off Colombia’s military aid if Obama is elected, as one of the ‘gringos’ named in the FARC computer passed on secretly to FARC terrorist Raul Reyes? These thugs don’t give things away for free. What did Richardson promise Chavez? And why is Richardson defying President Uribe and involving Chavez at all?
I want to know, who paid for Richardson’s trip? New Mexico’s taxpayers?