posted on May, 22 2006 @ 03:18 PM
Venezuala and Bolivia have formed an alliance with Cuba in order to counter what they say is American hegemony in the region. President Bush responds
to a question concerning his strategy towards S. American oil producing countries that are not particularly friendly to the U.S.
Bush was responding to a question at a speech to the National Restaurant Association about what his strategy was to oil-producing countries not
friendly to the United States such as Venezuela and Bolivia.
"Let me just put it bluntly, I'm concerned about the erosion of democracy in the countries you mentioned," Bush said.
U.S.-Venezuelan relations have been fraught with tension. Most recently, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of "imperial
abuse" after Washington banned U.S. arms sales to his country.
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President Bush's comment is the finest example of irony. Many people in this country may be concerned about the erosion of democracy here.
And, has it become his mandate to aggravate a country on every continent on the globe?
[edit on 22-5-2006 by MrPenny]