Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Chavez hyperbole

I appreciate this really belongs to the 'bear shits in woods' class in terms of newsworthiness. I also appreciate Chavez isn't exactly the world's most subtle politician and can hardly be credited with a gift for understatement but this is ridiculous and offensive:
"Mr Chavez rounded on Israel at the weekend, accusing the Jewish state of committing a "new Holocaust".

"Israel has gone mad. It's attacking, doing the same thing to the Palestinian and Lebanese people that they have criticised - and with reason - the Holocaust. But this is a new Holocaust."

The Venezuelan president has also angered Israel by showing support for Iran, which backs Hezbollah and has called for Israel's annihilation.

During a visit to Tehran at the end of last month, Mr Chavez said Venezuela would "stand by Iran at any time and under any condition"."
Under any condition?

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