Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

What Despots Do

So you're the despotic, expansionist ruler of an oil-rich South American nation. Who are your friends? How do you fill your time? The WSJ opens a window:
Leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez exchanged declarations of solidarity Monday with the authoritarian leader of isolated Belarus, who shares his anti-U.S. views.

Mr. Chavez, a frequent and harsh critic of the U.S., made Belarus the first stop on a major international tour that will also take him to Russia, Iran and Vietnam.

With Chavez having friends like that, we have enemies.

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