Chavez’s Latest Victory: Making Donald Rumsfeld Look Like a Master of Understatement

From the enough-rope-for-PSFs-to-hang-themselves files:

“We’ve got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money. He’s a person who was elected legally, just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally, and then consolidated power…”
-Donald Rumsfeld

Is Rumsfeld being provocative? No doubt. Is the statement, strictly speaking, true? Sure.

Compare and contrast with:

“The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush.”
-Hugo Chavez

It takes real talent to make Rummie look comparatively circumspect. Way to go, Huguito!

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