Nov 08/05 - On why Bush will not meet Chávez: the futility of appeasement
PMBComments: I came across this reasoned explanation (see below) of why a meeting between Mr. Bush and Mr. Chávez is not likely to occur. I might add that it seems clear that at the end of the day, the latter does not really want it (and will shout anything to make sure it never happens) and the former is focused on real survival issues (his and others) and not on theatrics. Moreover, Chávez needs an enemy, and not a meeting, to justify his twisted plans - which have nothing whatsoever to do with such niceties as MORE democracy and LESS poverty.
Offending President Bush gives HCh ample reason to pursue a ruinous course that will undoubtedly bring, as intended, ruin to our nation. Using the “foreign enemy” and a potential “invasion” to justify the recruitment of “reservists” and “guardias territoriales” that would then, “on command”, turn arms on the “revolution’s domestic opponents” is part of a well documented – as yet unpublished – game plan aptly called Pensamiento Militar Venezolano. Having read it, I would christen this document (penned by Mr. Chávez and some of his most “brilliant” military cronies) Principles for a XXI Century Civil Confrontation.
I ONCE MORE take the opportunity to warn the appeasers of the grave error they make when they seek dialogue and court favors with a malignant individual whose “words” and “deeds” are inseparable parts of a very uncivil plan. PMB
"Ask the White House" with Tom Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for
November 2nd, 2005
Richard, from Grasonville, MD writes:
Will the President's trip to the Latin America Summit in
No meetings between President Bush and President Chávez are currently scheduled. President Chávez has stated publicly in recent days that he plans to go the
Rest can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ask