Hugo Chávez, in Copenhagen (my translation. If you use this translation, please link to this post),
…That’s why we thank the president for giving President Morales and me a chance to speak.
It would have been regrettable if they had attempted to veto us in this meeting. I don’t even want to think about it, no, nor suspect it.
As Lula already said, the Kyoto Protocol can not be declared dead or extinguished, which is what the US pretends to do.
Which is why Evo tells a great truth: If Obama, Nobel War Prize, said here, by the way, it smells of sulfur here.
It smells of sulfur. It keeps smelling of sulfur in this world.
The Nobel War Prize has just said here that he came to act. Well, then show it, sir, don’t leave by the back door, eh?
Do everything you need to do for the US to adhere to the Kyoto Protocol, and let’s respect Kyoto, and empower Kyoto, and respond to the world in a transparent fashion.
Listen to him say it,
I guess Hugo must have changed his mind from the last time he spoke at the UN about Obama, when he was saying “It doesn’t smell of sulfur here. It smells of hope,”
Special thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling the video and posting it on YouTube.
NewsBusters looks at the media’s silence:
Readers are advised that when Chavez made this comment about Bush in 2006, the media were all over it.
This was such a popular media incident that when Chavez told the U.N. the sulfur smell was gone in September 2009 — a reference to Bush being out of the White House and Obama being in — the press had another field day with the story.
With that in mind, it should be fascinating to see how the Obama-loving media report this now that the tables have been turned on the object of their affection.