Nice!! Another Fidel in the making… Shades of Cuban Missle Crisis anyone? Yo…Fidel! What are you chopped liver? Can’t leverage those Cuban cigars like Venezuelan oil can you? Too bad. No tears here.

Chavez want’s his place on the world stage as well. Will all the lunatic dictators please stand up and be counted while the rest of the world appears frozen staring into the headlights. Looking for clear leadership? The London-Washington tag team perhaps? Dudes… don’t look towards Washington — we have an election to get ready for. This is no time for any bi-partisan strategy to counter looming foreign threats. Get real — we have an election in four months!

(TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran and Venezuela, leading U.S. critics, pledged Saturday to support one another in disputes with Washington, with the Iranian calling Hugo Chavez ‘a brother and trench mate.’

As Chavez arrived for a two-day visit. Iran faced renewed international criticism for its nuclear program and for backing Hezbollah guerrillas in its war with Israel.

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday reached a deal on a resolution that would give Iran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions. Iranian state radio said Saturday the government would reject the proposed resolution.

Chavez pledged that his country would ‘stay by Iran at any time and under any condition.'”

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