July 12, 2012
What's really behind Connie Mack's broadside against President Obama over Venezuela?

In Between Hill Stints, Connie Mack Chief Of Staff Was Paid By Foreign Lobbying Interests, Anti-Chavez Groups

President Obama made what should be an uncontroversial statement the other day. He told a Spanish language television station that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez does not pose a serious threat to the United States.

Unless flamboyant language is considered a threat, there’s little to argue with Obama’s statement. Venezuela has not engaged in or threatened to engage in any actual armed hostilities with the United States (the U.S. is suspected to have been a major force behind a 2002 military coup against Chavez), is a major U.S. trading partner, and has a tiny military budget (as …

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