Saturday, January 26, 2002

Hugo Chavez is trying to do good things in Venezuela. He is also annoying the United States, and receiving unfavorable comments in the American press. What seems to be saving him thus far is the fact that his rhetoric isn't matched by any real threat to the supply of oil to the United States. Venezuelan oil is so important to the Americans that they are presumably loathe to risk the security of supply by creating some form of fake CIA 'revolution' to replace Chavez. Without the oil he would presumably have been 'allende-d' by now.