04 November 2007

Oops...


US Vice-President Dick Cheney has made a geographical gaffe during a foreign policy speech, appearing to confuse Peru with Venezuela.


Speaking in Dallas, he said he did not believe Mr Chavez represented the future of Latin America. Mr Chavez and his socialist ideology have long concerned US President George W Bush's administration. Mr Cheney said of the Venezuelan leader: "He spends a great deal of his time worrying about us and criticising the United States.The people of Peru, I think, deserve better in their leadership. But that's obviously a matter they've got to resolve for themselves."


He made the mistake on Friday while addressing a lunch meeting of the Dallas-based World Affairs Council, which describes itself as an organisation set up to educate citizens on international affairs. He then went on to urge Prime Minister Gordon Brown to begin negotiations over the return of Falkirk to Argentina...


Margaret Thatcher once said that every Prime Minister needs a Willie (in reference of course to her deputy, Willie Whitelaw; she was not implying that she in fact was a man). Every president gets a dick by looks of it....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Did he really say Falkirk?
Perhaps the anti-coagulants are softening his brain.
That's the best laugh I've had this week.
Aileni.

Count James d'Estaing said...

This says far more about the pig-ignorance of a certain type.

jams o donnell said...

Sadly he didn't Aileni! That was just my addition to the story.

??? Count james

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Its okay he has enough juice to bomb both of them :(

jams o donnell said...

Hmm there's the rub digital...

Anonymous said...

Whatever, it was a great gag.
I'm still chuckling - afterall, it is in keeping.
Have you seen the piece in CiF about Guiliani?
A.

Roland Dodds said...

"The people of Peru, I think, deserve better in their leadership."

That makes sense I guess; I think all people deserve better than Hugo Chavez…too bad that isn’t what he meant.

jams o donnell said...

I don't like Chavez very much Roland but I don't quite see him as the evil demon as he is portrayed by some.

I must admit that I chose this story to set up the joke, Aileni!