The Mexican President, Vicente Fox, has threatened to cut off all diplomatic ties with Venezuela.If only our neighbors in the hemisphere would follow the sensible, dispassionate diplomatic example of Our Leader here in the Most Important Nation in the World, this thing wouldn't even be news.
He said he would take that action if Venezuela's leader, Hugo Chavez, kept on making comments about him or Mexico.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Here's a bit from the linked BBC story. I love it that the BBC uses the construction "kept on," as it sounds so wonderfully schoolyardy. Seriously, can't anybody understand that it doesn't hurt just to ignore Chavez? I mean, does Fox believe severing ties with Venezuela gets the hemisphere any closer to a free trade agreement? What does he mean to accomplish? Is anyone surprised by Venezuela's reaction to the reaction?