Monday, September 25, 2006
/ refusing cheaper oil /
Greg Palast, interviews Hugo Chavez
"You'd think George Bush would get down on his knees and kiss Hugo Chavez's behind. Not only has Chavez delivered cheap oil to the Bronx and other poor communities in the United States. And not only did he offer to bring aid to the victims of Katrina. In my interview with the president of Venezuela on March 28, he made Bush the following astonishing offer: Chavez would drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, 'not too high, a fair price,' he said -- a third less than the $75 a barrel for oil recently posted on the spot market. That would bring down the price at the pump by about a buck, from $3 to $2 a gallon."
BTW Hugo has done an impressive job of exploding Chomsky's book sales with his UN speech last week (here mp3) - a big hit in many places.