SOCIALIST Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mocked US President George W. Bush as a "comrade" today, saying the American leader was a hard-line leftist for his Government's intervention of major private banks in the US. financial crisis.
Mr Chavez, who calls capitalism an evil and ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, ridiculed Mr Bush for his plan for the Federal Government to take equity in American banks despite the US right-wing's criticism of Venezuelan nationalisations.
"Bush is to the left of me now," Mr Chavez told an audience of international intellectuals debating the benefits of socialism. "
Comrade Bush announced he will buy shares in private banks."
Poor George. When you've reached the point where one of your hated enemies is mocking you, you are clearly a complete loser.