Gotta love a man who stands up for truth and right…and for that matter, a woman who does, too. And when that man also stands up for that woman, against the government that’s persecuting her, well…I just get all warm and gooey inside reading things like this:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias has highlighted the case of US citizen, Cindy Sheehan.
Coinciding with the International Women’s Day, Chavez Frias says there are different ways of celebrating the occasion throughout the world but the USA takes the biscuit by imprisoning women.
“We have seen the photos with a lot of shame of how a group of policemen drags our friend and woman, who has become a world symbol of peace, not the peace of cemeteries but the peace that fights for life … I mean Cindy Sheehan.”
Mrs. Sheehan visited Venezuela in January to attend the World Social Forum.
The Venezuelan President says he was angry about the treatment meted out to Cindy, who lost her son in the Iraq war and is campaigning for the withdrawal of US troops.
“So much for democracy in the USA … she was only going to hand in signatures against the war … there is a dictatorship in the USA where the very powerful economic groups and hawks are holding a puppet called George Bush.”
Once again, I invite you to compare and contrast the way two different presidents have treated Cindy Sheehan:
Dubya, too cowardly to meet with Cindy and answer a simple question, sends his “love” in the form of a gaggle of goombahs…
…while Chavecito relies on no such proxies.
If I were Cindy, I’d turn my head just a tee-tiny tad to the left, and…well, you get the picture.