The new-world builders

Hugo “Never met a dictator I didn’t like” Chavez has completed a visit to Syria, where he was warmly welcomed by Bashar al-Assad.

Chavez declared Venezuela and Syria would “build a new world” free of domination by the United States and vowed to “dig the grave of U.S. imperialism.”

Chavez and Assad collaborating to build a new world? Gulp.

Perhaps they’ll invite previous warmly-welcomed visitors to Syria to join them.

Update: And him too, if he’s still alive.

Further update: The above photo does look a little weird. But it’s a genuine AP photo. We’re not talking Reuters here. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)