Iraq: a war that the left hates.
Venezuela: A country that the left loves to have around, like that “Che” t-shirt that so many of them keep in the back of their drawer.
Iraq: A dangerous place.
Venezuela: even more dangerous!
Iraq’s and Venezuela’s populations are roughly comparable: 27.5 million versus 27.7 million. In the last three months, there have been 1498 civilian fatalities in Iraq. During this same time, roughly 3000 Venezuelans have been murdered.For the last three months of 2007, a Venezuelan was twice as likely to lose his life to violence as an Iraqi. It looks like its time for Hugo to put more attention on his abysmal security situation and less attention on Hollywood.
Look for Nancy Pelosi to demand a timetable for US withdrawal.