Chavez Often Lambasted Former President George W. Bush

Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013 06:46 PM

By Cyrus Afzali

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday, was not a fan of former President George W. Bush. Some of his more hitting comments aimed at the man he considered a chief nemesis:

• When Bush toured Latin America in 2007, while speaking to a crowd in Argentina, Chavez showed his displeasure with Bush’s visit by demanding: “Gringo go home.”
• During a Sept. 20, 2006, speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Chavez declared: “The devil came here yesterday," while theatrically sniffing the air. "It smells of sulfur still."
• In that same speech, Chavez also said Bush promoted “democracy for the elite” and a “democracy of bombs.”
• On a separate occasion in 2006, Chavez labeled Bush “a donkey.”
• Later that same year, Chavez said of Bush: "You are an alcoholic, a drunk, a liar, an immoral person, Mr. Danger. You are the worst . . . a psychologically sick man."
• Criticizing Bush for his handling of the federal response after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Chavez said: “That man, the king of vacations . . . the king of vacations in his ranch said nothing but: ‘You have to flee’ and didn't say how . . . that cowboy, the cowboy mentality.”

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