With all due respect to my friend and co-editor Pat, I take issue with his assesment that Hugo Chavez was insulting the American people, as well as President Bush.
Here is the same link Pat offered us in his post. Chavez makes a clear distinction between the US government and its people.
"If we walk in the streets of the Bronx, if we walk around New York, Washington, San Diego, in any city, San Antonio, San Francisco, and we ask individuals, the citizens of the United States, what does this country want? Does it want peace? They'll say yes. But the government doesn't want peace."
Chavez, like most men with such power has many flaws, but I have yet to see evidence that hatred for everyday Americans is one of them.