Friday, November 03, 2006

Sour Grapes?

It isn't the largest victory on the war on terrorism, but it is a significant victory by President Bush and in particularfor John Bolton the US ambassador to the United Nations. John Bolton was able to keep Venezuela off the Security Council despite bribes of cheap oil and diplomatic support promised by Hugo Chavez. Despised by Democrats who have held up his appointment, Bolton also won unanimous approval from the U.N. Security Council for a U.S.-sponsored resolution to slap North Korea with a series of sanctions and travel restrictions for testing a nuclear device. North Korea has agreed to return to 6 party talks. These two victories have received minimal coverage during this overheated election season.

Hugo Chavez's bid to become a constant thorn to the Bush administration and the United States by winning a seat in the UN Security Council has failed.
Both Guatemala and Venezuela are withdrawing from consideration and backing Panamá as a consensus bid for the seat.

Venezuela didn't give up the fight easily.

President Hugo Chavez flew around the world several times to seek support for elevation to a two-year, non-permanent United Nations Security Council seat. In fact, Chavez's desire to win the seat became an obsession. From Belarus to Vietnam, Chavez offered cheap oil and diplomatic support to anyone who would support his country's candidacy.

He blasted President Bush and called him "the devil" a "tyrant" who acts like he owns the world.

Chavez later went to a church in Harlem and continued his attack on the President labeling him an "alcoholic" and a "sick man."

But when it came time to voting in secret, the support wasn't there. In 46 out of 47 votes it was Guatemala that had the lead.

Taking defeat in stride, Chavez downplayed his failed attempt.

Chavez portrays the U.N. voting as a diplomatic victory, saying Sunday that he achieved his objective of blocking Washington's candidate.

“We've taught the empire a lesson,” Chavez told supporters. Even if “Venezuela isn't able to enter the Security Council, we've done damage to the empire. That was our objective.”

Aesop would be proud.


At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! I would have thought Chavez too busy buying his own election (this December) and passing out Xmas Bonus's to his Public Employee's to also be passing around envelopes stuffed w/cash at the UN. Whooda thunk there was soooo much money in oil.

At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great about these victories crusader.
And the N. Koreans were recently visited by China; how much has that been attributed to N. Korea coming back to the table (?)


At 8:00 AM, Blogger nanc said...

"sour grapes"?

good time to make some "whine"!

mornin' a.c.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger lilfeathers2000 said...

Thank God for a miricle.
And continueing on my un-pc way *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*
Enjoy A God Blessed

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

Good news, AC. I love good news! :)

At 10:44 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

fj..Hugo Chavez said he would call a referendum in 2010 to change the constitution, allowing him to hold office without any term limit.

ftgf..I think China put a lot of pressure on North Korea and pretty much told them to return to 6 party talks.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Pretty funny Nanc. And good morning back to you.

Thanks for the kind wishes life, being pc is not required here.

Unfortunately's not getting much coverage. If Venezuela had secured a seat on the Security Council, they would have opposed the US at every turn.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger nanc said...

f.y.i. - o.t. - state by state voter guide for people of faith can be found here:

for some strange reason - arkansas is not on the list...

At 11:52 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks Nancy...I wonder why the exclusion of Arkansas?

At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we need is $1,000,000.35.

A million to pay off the assassin, and 35 cents for the bullet.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger nanc said...

they've probably heard of me, a.c.....

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Great post AC.

I have been dying to write about this subject, so if I can just get some free time I will link to your post.

My three favorite politicians that I love to slam are:

1. John Kerry
2. Cut-n-Run Murtha
3. Hugo "Super Che" Chavez

!Viva El Bolton Revolution!


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Obob said...

Bolton is a phenom at the Un and is the class of the group. Littl man chavez will only hope to find another way to impress his love kitten, what's her name? The one who uses her dead heroic son's name. Sheehen. But the appalling part is if the dems win, they'll do everything to get rid of him.

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remind everyone that Chavez's fate is tied to oil prices. Despite what many of you think these prices rise and fall in cycles. In the next severe downward price cycle Chavez will be finnished.

At 10:26 PM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

beakerkin, you're right. Oil prices are much lower now and getting lower so free oil from Venezuela doesn't have the same impact it used to have when oil was in the mid-70s.

Another great post American Crusader. You've got great style and articulate your points clearly.

This world tour that Chavez took blasting Bush and the US only hurt him. Calling the President "the devil" may inspire the Chavistas in Venezuela, where Chavez is leading in the polls weeks ahead of elections, but this intense anti-America rhetoric of his just turned off everyone else...all those potential supporters gone.

Chavez failed to get his U.N. Security Council seat and his favoured leftist candidates lost in Peru and Mexico. Chavez has reached his peak and now his star is fading fast...

At 5:23 AM, Blogger nanc said...

after looking at that photo again, i do believe hugo is making a target on his face!

At 6:41 AM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

Nanc, a friend of mine sent me this interesting link:

(AC, my site is wonky again, can't post comments...the blogger engineers are working on it)

At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting sick of blogger, slow sometimes doesn't load, takes a long time to post. Though I noticed at nite is the best time to post.

I suppose some of it is because they are working on the beta version.

At 7:06 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Ah, beta... I wish they'd hurry it up! LOL!

If oil prices continue to remain low for the next couple of months, I fell that Chavez will likely loose the election to his opponent, who has been trumpeting how Chavez is giving away the country's oil money in bribes, ect.

It's gettin' close...

At 11:03 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

fn...I would have to add Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to that list. I can think of no other state that has two Senators below the Clinton & Schumer level.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I couldn't get my own page to load last night fc either.
What's up with the beta version?
That will everything automatically switchover?

At 3:39 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

"sour grapes"?

good time to make some "whine"!..great line! post makes me a teeny bit hopeful that all is not lost eh.

At 5:25 AM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

More news on the new Blogger (and some problems with the current one):

At 5:30 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I've noticed that many drivers here are avoiding the Citgo stations. I used to see long lines at most of the Citgos. I guess the word about Venezuelan oil got out.

Even some liberals got pissed off at Chavez when he showed his tail at the UN.

Good on Bolton for keeping this megalomaniac of a dictator off the Council!

At 5:40 PM, Blogger nanc said...

that is quite the demongraphic, freecyprus! no wonder they're pist most of the time. i was surprised at california though, having been born and bred there for over 40 years.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

AC, I have to issue a real man's apology for not posting a link to this story yet.

The Saddam verdict caught my attention and I stayed up till 3am to post something on it. So I only had two of hours of sleep last night. The blame must go to the Bush Administration for bringing this madman to justice and causing me to stay up late to comment on the situation.

Blame first, dont ask any questions later...


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