Hugo Chavez - The latin american Idi Amin

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    "I'm the king of Scotland."

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    "The devil (George Bush) came here yesterday.
    And it still smells of sulfur today."


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    Why the fuck do these monsters keep rising? They hate the successful and the people that can improve the lives of their people.

    Idiots.
     
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    Granny say he got one foot inna grave an' the other onna banana peel...
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    Referring to Chavez as Idi Amin is overkill and weakens legitimate criticism/opposition to Chavez.
     
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    I agree... last time I checked Chavez never ordered any massacre of political opponents and rival ethnic groups like Amin...

    He's not a full fledged dictator either... more of an autocrat....

    The purpose of comparing both quotes:

    "I'm the king of Scotland."

    "The devil (George Bush) came here yesterday. And it still smells of sulfur today."

    was to convey the idea that both political leaders were buffoons of the highest order who didn't really believe half of what they said.

    Just like Amin, Chavez made clever use of bombastic, over the top statements to get the attention of the international media and project himself as Latin America's leader.

    Soon after the UN speech Chavez gave an interview, smiling:

    "Everybody was laughing... nobody took it seriously."

    Just a harmless buffoon as far as America is concerned... can´t even be compared to Al Quaeda, Iran, DPRK, etc...
     
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    I'd like to see his succesor replace his clownish, comic, bombastic anti-americanism with a more serene, fair assesment of the role of the United States in the world.
     
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    Of course it does.

    Chavez is a thug and a brute.

    But he not even close to being in the same league as Idi Amin.
     

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