Liberals and communists swoon.
Oh bleh. I feel the same way about Chavez as I do about Iraq's little troll Mookie al Sadr. Dull-witted, thuggish, and masters of intimidation, these guys are gutless underneath. That doesn't mean they won't bite if they have the chance, just that they will turn tail if pushed back. America needs to seriously push against Chavez. He's a menace explains Fausta:
What happens is that Chavez's minion Correa of Ecuador has been saying that Ecuador will not renew a 10-year lease on the base in the Pacific port of Manta when it expires next year. No one is surprised at Correa's position considering how he's under Chavez's orders, and how Venezuela has become the choice port of departure for the South American drug trade. After all,Wow, it's so lovely the new economic prospects Chavez has brought Venezuela. It's amazing how quickly one person can destroy a country. Amazing and disturbing.Manta is the United States' only military base in South America. Surveillance flights the United States runs from there are responsible for about 60 percent of drug interdiction in the eastern Pacific.As Ed points out,In 2007, the Manta base caught 200 such [drug] transports in approximately 1200 missions.