Chavez: Imprison ‘genocidal’ Bush

Monday, May 15, 2006

LONDON, England (CNN) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused George W. Bush of committing genocide and said the U.S. president should be imprisoned by an international criminal court.

The leftist leader made his remarks on Monday at a joint news conference with London Mayor Ken Livingstone after a reporter for the BBC likened some comments of his to Bush’s phrase, first delivered shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, “You are either with us or against us in the fight against terror.”

At that, Chavez erupted in anger about being “compared to the biggest genocide person alive, in the history of humanity, the president of the United States — killer, genocidal, immoral — who should be taken to prison by an international court. I don’t know to what you are referring when you compare me to President Bush.”

He added: “Have I invaded any country? Have Venezuelans invaded anything? Have we bombarded a city? Have we had a coup d’etat? Have we used the CIA to kill a president? Have we protected terrorists in Venezuela? That’s Bush!

Yep. And we’re tip toe-ing to this beast’s music, playing by his rules and claiming the moral high ground for it. Curious.

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