Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Chavez's best buddies

Was checking out Caracas Chronicles today, and found a few interesting quotes that Chavez has made about certain individuals that he seems quite taken with. In light of Parade's recent list of the world's 20 worst dictators, it's quite telling that most ranked in the top 20, at least at some point in time. I'm wondering how long it will take before Chavez, himself, makes it to that list!

Hugo's best buds:

"...a friend and brother."-Chávez on Qaddafi (ranked #9)

"I am only a soldier in this battle. Fidel is our president. If we had to name a president of the world with enough powers to set it right, it would be Fidel. I believe in one decade he could set the world right."-Chávez on Fidel Castro (ranked #9 in 2004)

"We have the same political vision." Chavez on Bashar Al-Assad. (ranked #10)

"Here, I've got a new friend and together we'll form a team, a go-ahead team. I thank you, Alexander, for solidarity and we've come here to demonstrate our solidarity."-Chávez on Lukashenko (ranked # 14)

"You are and always will be a true freedom warrior."-Chávez on Mugabe (ranked #7)

"....good friends." Chavez on Putin (ranked #20)

"...he's a brother..." -Chávez on Saddam (ranked #3 in 2003)

Chavez salutes the "solidarity" between "friendly nations" specifically, Algeria, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. "Socialism survives ... in North Korea which, although isolated and alone, has achieved a strong economy." (ranked #2)

And last but certainly not least, we have Ahmadinejad. And although he, personally, did not make the ranks, Iran's Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, did.


lizze said...

Hmmm, it certainily looks like he can (not?) pick his best 'friends' very well. It is like "Anyone but ..."

Blazingcatfur said...

Amazing how great minds think alike. Ever notice how leftists will seize upon the slightest incident real or imagined to slam Israel, yet thugs like Kim Il Jong et al receive nary a word of condemnation.

Incognito said...

Yes, indeedy! Well,as they say, you can always tell a person by who they associate with. Time will only tell what happens to that country, though I don't see anything too positive. And it is very interesting how the leftists are cozying up with the radical Islamists.