Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Venezuela Thwarted

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez was thwarted from getting a seat on the UN Security Council. It failed to get the 128 votes needed to join for the two-year term starting January 1, 2007. That honor goes to Guatemala, who beat out Venezuela after 11 rounds of voting.

Hugo blames the US for politicking against Venezuela getting a seat. Hey, that's democracy in action. Hugo was busy throwing serious money around Latin America trying to buy influence and spread his insane clown economics to anyone who would listen, and now complains when the US out hustles him at the UN. Turnabout is fair play.

Maybe, just maybe, the US didn't have to work all that hard because Hugo's action at the General Assembly opening session showed the world just how deranged and off-the-rails he really was. Inmate running the asylum is the prefect description of a UN where Venezuela would sit on the UN Security Council. Thankfully, we do not need to deal with that situation for now.

Guatemala will join Belgium, Indonesia, Italy and South Africa as rotating members of the Security Council whose 2-year term begins January 1, 2007.

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