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Chavez: Sorry About That 'Hitler' Thing

Fri, May 16, 2008 at 6:27:38 pm

Here’s another of Barack Obama’s negotiating partners, apologizing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for calling her a “descendant of Hitler:” Chavez apologizes to Merkel over Hitler remarks.

And Merkel just took it.

LIMA (Reuters) - Days after calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel a political descendant of Adolf Hitler, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shook hands with her on Friday and apologized.

“I haven’t come here to fight. I was pleased to shake hands with the German chancellor,” Chavez was quoted as saying at a summit of European and Latin American leaders in the Peruvian capital, Lima.

“I told her that I was sorry if I’d been harsh,” he said, according to Peru’s state news agency Andina.

If Barack Obama is elected, we’ll be seeing a lot more nauseating photos like this. But instead of the German Chancellor shaking the grinning thug’s hand, it will be the President of the United States.