Washington Post - Editorial
Sunday, August 6, 2006; Page B05
President Bush said last week that Hugo Chávez does not pose a military threat to the United States, but that doesn't mean the Venezuelan president hasn't lobbed his share of fighting words in Washington's direction.
Chávez favors Hitler analogies when describing Bush -- or "Mr. Danger," as Chávez has dubbed him -- and has offered literacy lessons to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Perhaps operating under the sticks-and-stones school of diplomacy, the State Department hasn't generally responded to the insults, though Rice, in congressional testimony last February, did describe Venezuela as "one of the biggest problems" in the Western Hemisphere. If not the biggest, perhaps the loudest.
- Compiled by Rachel Dry
"The imperialist, mass-murdering, fascist attitude of the president of the United States doesn't have limits. I think Hitler could be a nursery baby next to George W. Bush."
at a rally in Caracas