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large part of Venezuela is unhappy with the poor conditions that they live in, and the way that Chavez is running the country.
Originally posted by Saphronia
Personally, I don't believe it's any of our business. If the elites recall Chavez, so be it. If the poor keep him, all the good for them. We shouldn't be involving our nation in the internal politics of other nations. Let them sort out their own problems.
You're absolutely correct, but you are forgetting about the oil. Now we know that Iraq was never a threat to the U.S., but we invaded them in spite of that. They were only a threat to the oil supply. The U.S. has already proved its willingness to support their oil interest no matter what the cost is. Granted the entire middle east oil reserves was a good reason to be in Iraq(central location), but if you need a reason to invade a country for its oil, both look similar.
Iraq oil production - 2.9 million b/d (peak before war)
Venezuela oil production - 3.0 million b/d (and rising)
Chavez needs to get a good information minister like the Iraqi's had. "We will wage a 100 year war." - weak
"We will roast their stomachs in the pit of hell" - better
[Edited on 9-3-2004 by dbates]