Friday, August 06, 2010

He Cannot Even Be Trusted To Wield A Fork At Dinner

Jesu, get a load of this:

"Penn broke in to say that surely Chávez would be happy to see the arrest of Osama Bin Laden.
I was hugely impressed by the way that the boss scorned this overture. He essentially doubted the existence of al-Qaida, let alone reports of its attacks on the enemy to the north. "I don't know anything about Osama Bin Laden that doesn't come to me through the filter of the West and its propaganda."

To this, Penn replied that surely Bin Laden had provided quite a number of his very own broadcasts and videos. I was again impressed by the way that Chávez rejected this proffered lucid-interval lifeline. All of this so-called evidence, too, was a mere product of imperialist television. After all, "there is film of the Americans landing on the moon," he scoffed. "Does that mean the moon shot really happened? In the film, the Yanqui flag is flying straight out. So, is there wind on the moon?" As Chávez beamed with triumph at this logic, an awkwardness descended on my comrades, and on the conversation. "
[Emphasis my own...]

So you see - someone is in charge of a country and hasn't even the intelligence to comprehend a two straight sticks connected together. Seriously. No matter the author nor the accompanying guests, this single statement, if true, ought to be license to put him out of his own misery like a horse with a broken leg.

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