Only a week after joining her fellow Neo-Copperheads in urging the abandonment of America’s allies in Iraq, Queen Shelia has expressed her support for providing military equipment to the Chavez regime in Venezuela.
A U.S. congresswoman called Wednesday for Washington to reconsider its ban on selling parts for U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to Venezuela, saying she had traveled to the South American country to repair strained political relations. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, told reporters that she was making the first U.S. congressional visit to Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez's December re-election with the message: "I want an immediate repairing of the relations between the United States and Venezuela." Jackson Lee described Venezuela as a friendly nation that the U.S. should cooperate with and said that the F-16 jets, which are built in Texas, was an issue of concern to her constituents in Houston. Pledging to "personally go back and raise" the issue, she called for the U.S. Congress "to reconsider sanctions on the F-16s." The U.S. State Department has banned arms sales to Venezuela, including parts necessary to maintain its fleet of F-16s, citing a lack of support by Chavez's government for counterterrorism efforts and its close relations with Iran and Cuba.The congresswoman also notes the following.
She said her fact-finding mission to Venezuela was part of an effort by a new Democrat-controlled Congress to show that "Venezuela has many friends in this new Congress."
To bad America doesn’t.
Now remember, though – this is the same woman who asked if the Mars Rover would take pictures of the flags left behind by the Apollo astronauts, so we are not talking about the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. But to think that she is so oblivious to the situation in Venezuela and the nature of the Chavez regime is frightening.
Then again, since when has the mere fact that appeasement has failed wherever it has been tried kept a liberal from advocating it?
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