Oooh, That Smell

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez complained to the U.N. General Assembly in New York yesterday that the hall “still smells of sulphur” following U.S. President George W. Bush’s address to international diplomats there the day before. Standing firm as one of the world’s more outspoken critics of the Bush administration and of the influence of U.S. policy in international affairs, Mr. Chavez called for reform of the U.N. and charged that Mr. Bush promotes a “false democracy of the elite” and a “democracy of bombs”.

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