Barack Obama, while attending the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, was photographed shaking the hand of Venezuela’s anti-American dictator Hugo Chavez. Some are calling the handshake historic while others are calling it nauseating. Read more about it below, see photos and watch a video.
The handshake with Hugo ‘el diablo’ Chavez, a long time ‘friend’ of Cuba, came following The One’s announcement that he was seeking a ‘new beginning’ with Cuba. Obama has said he is willing to work with it’s government – the dictator Castro boys – on issues ranging from human rights to immigration and the economy.
The handshake wasn’t during a formal meeting, but rather a side meeting, with of course with many, many cameras. The photo was then quickly sent out to media outlets across the globe. However, we at Right Pundits, aren’t going to hold our breath for our photo from the Dictator Chavez and his new friend, The One.
You may remember it was just a couple of weeks ago, at an international conference in Doha, that the dictator said this about the United States and our policies:
“It’s a policy of permanent aggression, of war, of terrorism by the US empire. That’s the great guilty one, the great Satan.”
The normalizing of relationships with Cuba has long been a sticking point between the U.S. and Dictator Chavez. In fact, it was just this week at the Summit, that Chavez vowed to cause an international stink by vetoing the draft declaration of the summit over U.S. policy towards Cuba.
Even though he continues to bash ‘imperialist Americans’ with every breath, Chavez has also spoken of his ‘willingness’ to talks and an improvement in relations with The One’s administration. While Obama has spoken of his desire to reach out to a region neglected during eight years of ‘U.S. preoccupation’ with the War on Terror.
Comrades, you can go here to see the photo of the Obama Chavez handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad. The only other thing I can say is we can be relieved that The One didn’t bow.
Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez Video