Venezuela's Chavez calls US President Bush "the devil"

Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Wednesday September 20, 2006

New York- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez compared US President George W Bush to "the devil," who he said addressed the UN General Assembly "as if he owns the world." Chavez minced no words by satirizing Bush, who preceded him to the UN podium on Tuesday.

"The devil was right here, yesterday," Chavez said. "The devil came here and this place still smells today."

"The devil is speaking as if he owns the world, we should call a psychiatrist to analyze it," he said.

Chavez began his address to the 192-nation assembly by holding up a book written by Harvard professor Noam Chomsky, titled "Hegemony and Survival."

"This book says about the imperialist strategy of the US, which is "the greatest threat looming over our planet," Chavez said.

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