But Of Course

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 11, 2010

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Hugo Chavez is a fan of the Chinese government’s acts of tyranny:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez expressed solidarity with China’s government Sunday over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed Chinese dissident.

He suggested the prize should not have gone to Liu Xiaobo, who has drawn praise from Western governments as an advocate of gradual political change without any violent confrontation with Chinese leaders.

“This (Liu) is like Obama, the other peace prize,” Chavez said.

Actually, it most certainly is not, as Liu has actually engaged in consequential activism designed to bring about peace and democracy in China, and the President got his reward because people wanted to reward him for his popularity. But I suppose that everyday, Hugo Chavez has to do something to make fools of all of the people who once swore up and down that he is not a dictator.

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