The Samovar


Chavez
February 4, 2007, 10:08 pm
Filed under: Politics

A step too far?

Some background reading…

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3 Comments

It does set alarm bells ringing. Apart from anything else – it’s a stick to beat him with.

Comment by Edward the Bonobo

See also this article for an alternative view.

Comment by Dan Goodman

Yes, that’s a rather good article.

The constitutional checks and balances do seem to be in place. But the criticisms in the article – the danger of ill-judged legislation; the hardening of internal opposition; the bad impression abroad are all quite valid.

Still – maybe not the scare story it’s been painted. There’s another one doing the rounds p that Ahmedinejad called for Israel to be “…wiped off the map.” He didn’t, of course. That’s a somewhat free transalation of what he actually said.

Comment by Edward the Bonobo




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