Monday, April 28, 2008

Chavez Will Work To Release U.S. Hostages

Yeah, and I will win Blogger of the Year.

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group — even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas.

Chavez confirmed his willingness to help a day after New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said the socialist leader had agreed to mediate a possible exchange of the U.S. defense contractors for imprisoned guerrillas.

"I told him that we're at their service, to try to help even though the issue is very complicated," said Chavez, speaking during his weekly television and radio program.

Chavez helped pave the way for the release of six captives earlier this year. But on Sunday, he reiterated previous claims that his government has lost contact with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. (H/T - AP via Yahoo!)

Call me a pessimistic bastard, but I think Chavez would sooner have sex with Hillary Clinton than willingly help America. He'll say he's helping, but it's more likely that he's giggling at the fact that the American hostages may be killed.

Anyone who trusts this man is dumber than Kellie Pickler. I'm just sayin'.

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