Friday, November 25, 2005
Congressman Delahunt of Ma. Needs to be investigated.
As a member of the International Relations Committee, Delahunt serves on the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, where he has worked to promote democracy and economic opportunity throughout Latin American. He is the Ranking Democratic Member on the newly-created Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee and will help create an agenda that includes understanding the impact of US policy on economic interests.
Why is this Congressman making DEALS with a self proclaimed ENEMY of the United States? This represntative of our government is doing propaganda and PR work for a man who has declared himself as our enemy. If the Congressman wants to help the people of his district with fuel oil prices he should work on waiving the Government taxes on fuel oil rather than allowing himself to be exploited by our enemies.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered to ship 285,000 barrels of oil to Massachusetts and sell it at a 40 percent discount. The deal was arranged by U.S. Congressman William Delahunt, the Venezuelan gas company Citgo and a Massachusetts nonprofit called Citizens Energy. Nationwide home heating oil prices are expected to increase by as much as 50 percent this winter because of rising oil prices.
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government would press ahead with the purchase of Spanish military aircraft and naval vessels even as he accused the U.S. government of pressuring Madrid to halt the transaction.
Chavez, closely allied to U.S. foe Cuba, has stepped up military spending this year with a slew of deals for Russian automatic rifles and helicopters, Brazilian aircraft and Spanish patrol ships and aircraft.
U.S. officials, who brand the leftist leader a threat to the region's stability, say they are worried some of the Venezuelan weapons could fall into the hands of Marxist Colombian rebels who are called terrorists by Washington.