Chavez was in Venice for the world premiere of “South of the Border,” director Oliver Stone’s sympathetic portrait of a leader he says has championed the poor and who has been unfairly demonized by the U.S. media.
“I have no reason to call him (Obama) the devil, and I hope that I am right,” Chavez told reporters in Venice.
“With Obama we can talk, we are almost from the same generation, one can’t deny that Obama is different (from Bush). He’s intelligent, he has good intentions and we have to help him.”
“For the dignity of his race, he [Obama] should be the last president of the imperialist United States”
Why doesn’t Reuters remember this?
Because they didn’t report on it.
Richard Fernandez, Jammie Wearing Fool, Weasel Zippers and Bluegrass Pundit are posting on the Reuters article, while Gateway Pundit has video of Chavez enjoying the adoration of the Venice Film Festival audience at Oliver Stone’s movie. Chavez praises Stone and Tariq Ali while there (if you want to hear what he said, the first three minutes is applause from the crowd).
If you’ve had enough of the runway afterglow, go ponder that Venezuela May Duplicate Iranian Nuke Facilities. Chavez’s Venice stop is part of his tour Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria, Belarus and Russia.