What's the matter with a little coup or two?
Courtesy of the bright minds and sharp eyes at Rising Hegemon, we have this Yahoo news story:
Hell, all we did was support a military coup against the democratically elected president, and then, when that didn't pan out, tried to meddle in their internal affairs, pushing for Chavez's ouster in the subsequent referendum (as we're continuing to do). Don't those ingrates know that this is about as "reasonable" as Rice, Bolton, Reich, Negroponte, et.al. get? ... compared to, say, e.g., Iraq....
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is considering a long-term strategy that could deal more harshly with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, after concluding that a reasonable relationship was practically impossible, The New York Times said.
"We offered them a more pragmatic relationship, but obviously if they do not want it, we can move to a more confrontational approach," a high-ranking Republican congressional aide who works on Latin America policy told the daily.