OIL AS PROPAGANDA

The White House Needn't Be Such a Juicy Target for Hugo Chavez The White House Needn't Be Such a Juicy Target for Hugo Chavez

Published: Wednesday, 03/01/2006 12:00 am EST

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has a gift for propaganda. His country is flush with oil and his government owns the leading Venezuelan oil company, PDVSA, as well as a network of oil and gas distribution outlets in the United Sates, called CITGO. What a terrific opportunity for the flamboyant socialist leader to stick it to the "imperialist gringo" in the White House by distributing heating oil to some of America's poor.

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