"Venezuela Doubles Discount Heating Oil Shipments to US
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday his government is doubling the amount of discounted heating oil it provides to poor Americans. The state-owned company, Citgo, will provide up to one hundred million gallons to low-income communities in eighteen states this winter. Chavez made the announcement at a Church ceremony in Harlem. He was introduced by actor and activist Danny Glover." During his remarks, Chavez also called President Bush an “alcoholic” and a “sick man.” His comments come one day after he referred to President Bush as “the devil” while addressing the UN General Assembly."
"Musharraf: US Threatened to Bomb Pakistan “Back to Stone Age”Does anyone have a read on this Stone Age thing? Who is the audience? Pak domestic? US domestic? Josh argues that perhaps they just think it's fun dumping on Armitage.
Pakistan’s president is claiming the White House threatened him in the days following the 9/11 attacks. On Thursday, General Perez Musharraf said he was relayed a message from then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage over the consequences of not cooperating with the Bush administration. Armitage reportedly said: “Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age.” The disclosure comes one day after President Bush said he would not hesitate to launch an invasion inside Pakistan if he received intelligence Osama bin Laden was hiding there."