Maybe this is a silly question, but why are we sending a delegation to honor a sworn enemy? Will this tool be hanging with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he’s in Venezuela?
The funeral for former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will be held tomorrow and a New Yorker will be representing the United States at the event–Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks.
“I am honored to be a part of a delegation that will represent the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, March 8,” Mr. Meeks, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement. “My deepest sympathies go out to the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela. Venezuela is an important nation to the Western Hemisphere. I remain committed to building the relationship between our nations. As always, I stand in continued support of the Venezuelan people especially at this time of mourning.”
Naturally Team Obama selected a guy mired in scandal and corruption. Seems fitting.
Several years ago, Mr. Meeks reportedly had a string of meetings with Mr. Chávez. Allegedly, during these meetings, Mr. Meeks requested Mr. Chávez launch a criminal probe against a man who was an enemy of one of his donors. In response to this incident and others, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington labeled him “corrupt.”
Meeks will be part of a star-studded delegation of freaks, morons and murderers.
His funeral on Friday is widely expected to be a spectacle on a global scale, one to rival that of Eva Perón, which lasted days and drew millions of mourners. The list of attendees will surely include Cuba’s Raúl Castro, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, possibly China’s Hu Jintao or Wen Jiabao, as well as Chávez’s Hollywood friends: Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, and Sean Penn. Absent of course will be the Americans, who are clearly persona non grata as evidenced by the expulsion of two military attachés from the U.S. embassy in Caracas just hours before the announcement of the president’s death. Regardless of the funeral, chavismo will live on, as peronismo lives on in Argentina half a century after the death of Perón.
Again, why is this country officially sending a Congressman?