Monday, March 23, 2009

Chavez calls Obama "ignorant"

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continued his habit for insulting U.S. presidents, calling President Barack Obama "ignorant" in his Sunday address to the nation.

Reuters translated this as an "ignoramus."

Chavez said that after Barack Obama insulted him by saying he is an obstacle in Latin America, he will not yet be appointing a new ambassador to Washington.

“At least one could say, ‘poor ignorant person,’ ” Chávez said on his weekly radio address.

Read the AP story here.

Source: NYT, Reuters

Photo: Reuters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You could at least provide some context. These insults are not gratuitous. They are a reaction to some previous insults from the U.S. government to Venezuela(accusing Venezuela of collaborating with 'terrorists' is not exactly the best way to make peace, isn't it?)