Saturday, February 24, 2007

Like He Needs Any Help with That

Hugo "Fidel" Chavez is premptively blaming the US for the results of his policies on the Venezuelan economy. Because nationalizing everything in sight, squashing all dissent, and central economic planning has promoted prosperity and freedom whereever it has been tried before. The Irish Times carries this AP report:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has claimed that the US government is planning to sabotage the oil-producing country's economy.

Mr Chavez, speaking yesterday on his TV talk show, predicted that "one of the fiercest battle fronts" was coming ahead as Washington readied to destroy Venezuela economically.

He said that recent comments by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accusing him of "destroying" his country's economy meant that "the imperialist plan of the moment" had turned to economic sabotage.

It's kind of like the Dixie Chicks blaming others for destroying their careers. Watch for Phase 2 of the Castro Model. Soon the root cause of all problems will change from "the US is trading with us" to "the US is not trading with us."

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