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Chavez made the remark in clips of an interview with Al-Jazeera

The Socialist-Islamist alliance continues.

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"Chavez: Obama seems to lack knowledge on region"

Big step up from the last president, at any rate.

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Chavez: Obama seems to lack knowledge on region

Obama thinks Latin America is one the U.S. "57 states".

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Aggie: Still a step up from bush, who asked the Brazilian president, "You have blacks too?"

In short, Obama is FAR more knowledgeable on international matters than bush was when going in and during his tenure. That Chavez is not kow-towing to Obama as much as he was against bush is really not saying anything about Obama's intelligence -- rather it just proves further that Chavez is not interested in improving his own country, only in continuing the anti-American stance that put him in power.

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The former Texas governor Bush undoubtedly had more knowledge of the region. But he is gone. And already relations with our Central and South American allies are suffering.

Mexico has slapped 2.4 bn dollars in tariffs on US products in response to what the Obama administration has done trying to please the Teamsters Union.

The present Democrat-controlled Congress has snubbed our Columbian allies and refused, supposedly on ethical grounds, to renew free trade agreements with Columbia. This is madness. It also means US jobs lost. Columbia has turned to Europe.

Columbia's Uribe was quite fond of Bush, and the respect was mutual.

"Bush Chooses Uribe, Blair, Howard For Medal Of Freedom" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/05/bush-chooses-uribe-blair-_n_155435.html

Obama is probably quite fond of Chavez - or at least probably admires the same political thinkers - but Chavez openly mocks him, recently telling a crowd of supporters in Venezuela that the new US president needs to "go and wash his arse."

Chávez a Obama: "Vaya a lavarse ese paltó" http://www.cadenaglobal.com/Multimedia/?Mult=1216&Type=1

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smithinjapan: Still a step up from bush

Free yourself from your Bush obsession. You'll be a better man for it.

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teleprompter at 06:17 PM JST - 22nd March The former Texas governor Bush undoubtedly had more knowledge of the region. But he is gone.

If Mr Bush had any knowledge of Central and South America he would not have taken his eye off of it. But he and his administration took their eye of it and the Communist moved in.

Let us list the Presidents that give thanks for the Bush administration lack of knowledge of South America;

Evo Morales Bolivia, elected 2006 (Communist) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil elected 2003 (Socialist) Michelle Bachelet, Chile elected 2006 (Socialist) Fernando Lugo, Paracuay elected 2008 (Socialist) Alan García, Peru elected 2006 (Socialist) Tabaré Vázquez, Uruguay elected 2005 (Socialist)

So many new Socialist and Communist Presidents all thank Bush and his lack of knowledge or concern for the region. He and his gang lost South America all in the name of liberating Iraq, you remember

Operation Iraqi Liberation

Put an Oil man in office and what do you get, very dirty.

teleprompter at 06:17 PM JST - 22nd March And already relations with our Central and South American allies are suffering.

Read the news, we lost South America under the Bush administration. Now President Obama needs to win it back. I for one am glad we have a President who knows where South America is located.

Mexico has slapped 2.4 bn dollars in tariffs on US products in response to what the Obama administration has done trying to please the Teamsters Union.

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teleprompter at 06:17 PM JST - 22nd March And already relations with our Central and South American allies are suffering.

We have few allies in South America, and as for Mexico, they would rather sell us drugs than help us.

teleprompter at 06:17 PM JST Mexico has slapped 2.4 bn dollars in tariffs on US products in response to what the Obama administration has done trying to please the Teamsters Union.

I do not know about you, but I hope Obama gets rid of NAFTA.

Republicans love NAFTA because they get cheap transportation cost. Of course this mean American truckers are losing out. But cheap is better than keeping Americans working.

I hope we stop and really inspect all those Mexican trucks crossing our boarders bring god knows what over to the states.

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The Venezuelan fist, it is also clenched?

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

"He goes and accuses me of exporting terrorism: the least I can say is that he's a poor ignoramus; he should read and study a little to understand reality," said Chavez, who heads a group of left-wing Latin American leaders opposed to the U.S. influence in the region. "

reuters: Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus" Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:24pm EDT

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teleprompter at 04:29 PM JST - 23rd March The Venezuelan fist, it is also clenched? CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was at best an "ignoramus" for saying the socialist leader exported terrorism and obstructed progress in Latin America.

Wow, you far right wingers will join with a Communist leader in trying to call our President names.

Sad sad sad.........

Are you that angry that McCain did not win?

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JoeBigs: No kidding! Some on here seem to think that the South American countries who have gone or are heading towards Socialism have/are doing so because of Obama -- of course forgetting that Chavez was put into power for his anti-bush stance some years ago, as was... was it Bolivia? Ecuador? Too hard to remember with all the damage the last government did and enemies they made.

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Obama's starry-eyed fans also lack basic knowledge on politics in the region.

Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998.

George W Bush took office in January, 2001.

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Hugo Chavez came into power the first time around on February 2, 1999.

In 1992 he tried to take power in a Military coup failed and was sent to prison. Only to surface and win the 1998 elections for President.

He had his supporters but he was destined to be a one term President until fate stepped into Chavez's life. That fate came with a name was George W Bush and the date was April 2002.

President Bush's administration gave Presidente' Chavez a chance to play the part of Simon Bolivar and stand up against a super power. Bush should have had our people work against this man via propaganda. But through his actions made it appear that we aided a coup against Chavez.

On that date our government was seen as helping a that little coup against Chavez. From that date on the people have been strongly behind him. His enemies have lost support because of Bush's actions (or lack of said actions).

From that date on, we began to lose country after country because lack of planning and lack of concern. Now Presidente' Chavez has enough money and backing to assist rebels throughout the region and we can not stop him.

Why can't we stop him? Well simple, a majority of our assets are in Iraq. We are wasting our time there while we lose more and more ground to the communist.

The same communist that plan for the destruction of America. The same communist that Republican's are helping, by supporting what they say against our President.

Sad sad sad how much hate the Republican's have for our President and our nation......Get back on our team and stop aiding the enemies of Democracy.....

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It's obvious, Obama doesn't seem very intelligent! After all he is just a puppet for the world financial elites, and has been choosen for his charisma, and groomed from college to be the first black president of the U.S. All the promises he made before the election were just lies to get votes. He renewed the Patriot Act, plan to built missle sites around Russia - provoking the Russians, thinking of bringing back the draft, the stimulus plan is a joke bloating the government and will eventually bring the collapse of the U.S. (he's planning a global currency). Obama ridiculed the Constitution of the United States, think he prefers the Communist Manifesto. Could go on and on, but research the truth yourself. By the way, the Federal Reserve is not a government bank it's a private company just like FEDEX, and they're controlling the sub prime rates.

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I think its all sum-zero game for the US, foreign policy was never about the common good... so yes, same old same old, blame everyone else.. By the way, to JT, Chavez was not put into power because of his "Anti-American Stance", it was his "Anti-Rich" campaign and his Robin Hood complex that got him the popular vote. Remember that 98% of Venezuelans are in extreme poverty, so please stop commenting based on wrong facts.

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“What I read between the lines,” Chavez said, is that “Obama has for now—and that can be overcome—a great lack of knowledge about what’s really going on here” in Latin America.

If Obama really knew what was going on, he'd declare himself Presidente for Life, just like Chavez.

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"Obama seems to lack knowledge on ( Latin America )

The president lacks knowledge on a lot of stuff. He's never even run a lemonade stand, yet he's going to fix the U.S. economy.

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never even run a lemonade stand

This is actually quite good - since it seems to me that they all go out of business quite quickly.

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"This is actually quite good - since it seems to me that they all go out of business quite quickly."

So, the president's utter lack of experience is a good thing!

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So, the president's utter lack of experience is a good thing!

Yes - But I would have said: So, the president's utter lack of experience in causing businesses and economies to fail is a good thing!

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For twelve years, Obama served as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching constitutional law. He was first classified as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996 and then as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004. He also joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a twelve-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004.

You must be right Sarge, President Obama lacks allot of experience on how to ruin a business and a country. The last guy in the Oval office had tons of experience doing both.

Funny thing for a guy with so little experience he seems real darn bright, almost seems brighter than the last President. Now what was that guys name????

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All this debacle was caused by Bush. It´s basic economics: back in the 90s, all Latin America were surprisingly for the so-called AFTA (All Americas Free Trade Agreement) which would create the biggest free-trade region in the world. Despite all disputes involving agriculture (LA) and services (US, Canada), negotiations were moving on gradually. It was something to observe, given the resentment Latinos had towards USA for their sponsoring of some Militar rules back in the 70s. Some countries were prepared for the last step on AFTA, which would be a referendum - just like the old gool EU. Latin Americans, friendly by nature, embraced the notion of a better future, with equally divided healthy and a continent with no borders in a distant future. But then came Bush with his international hatred-politics and all of a sudden the whole world came to see USA as a s%t country. Easy then for the socialists to ride on this boat and get elected based on ¨America is no good¨ campaigns. And voila! here´s what we see: Chavez & Co. elected. So, truly, Obama has a lot of work to clean the s%t that Bush and Friends left behind.

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