Originally Posted by Steven58
Well, according to that Kennedy tv commercial? Chavez was a great leader helping the American poor with help for their heating bills. Kennedy will miss him. I surely won't.
Some of the things he did for the poor were pretty good, there's no getting around it. There were also reasonable arguments for nationalising some companies/industries where the Venezualans had been royally screwed.
On the other hand, some of the things he did with the opposition and dodgy dictators across the world, not so much.
But anyone with an ounce of compassion will miss a world leader who stood up before the press and said "Mr Bush, you are a donkey".