As much as it pains me to give Nancy Pelosi and Charles Rangel credit, but they are so right on this. They have been critical of Hugo Chavez's remarks at the U.N., and rightfully so.
"I want to express my extreme displeasure with statements by the President of Venezuela attacking U.S. President George Bush in such a personal and disparaging way during his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.
It should be clear to all heads of government that criticism of Bush Administration policies, either domestic or foreign, does not entitle them to attack the President personally.
George Bush is the President of the United States and represents the entire country. Any demeaning public attack against him is viewed by Republicans and Democrats, and all Americans, as an attack on all of us."
Nutcase Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa said, "Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a democrat, today defended Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's United Nations speech in which Chavez called President George Bush the devil. Harkin said the comments were "incendiary", then went on to say, "Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies." Harkin continued what has been frequent criticism of the president's foreign policy."
I have to give Charles Rangel credit where credit is due.
So Wayne Holland, Utah Democratic Chair, please let us know; do you agree with Mr. Rangel or Mr. Harkin?