Skip to comments.Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gets standing ovation at New York college
Posted on 09/21/2006 7:39:02 PM PDT by DaveTesla
After a UN speech in which he called US President Bush "Satan," Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation with another anti-Bush speech at a New York college.
The South American leader spoke at Cooper Union last night before a packed audience including professors and union organizers.
Chavez proclaimed himself "a friend" of the people of the United States, but said he hopes next time, they'll choose, in his words, an "intelligent president."
He got the standing ovation for comments accusing Bush of committing genocide in Iraq.
Chavez compared the Bush administration's actions to those of the Nazis and said the U-S president should be brought before an international tribunal.
Venezuela's president has become Latin America's leading voice against the US government, taking on the crusading style of his mentor, Fidel Castro.
The US is the top customer for Venezuela's oil.
If I were a parent paying for an education for a student at that school.....I'd yank my kid TODAY!
Which NY college?
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (in Lower Manhattan)
What do we call agents of a foreign power who agitate dissension on our domestic soil?
This college receives Federal funding...yank it!!!
I don't think Cooper Union charges tuition. Who pays for it, I don't know. It's a well thought of art school, to my knowledge. Apparently filled with communists and lovers of authority.
New York College.
Iranian President Invited to Speak at CU [Treason By Any Other Name Alert]
Hard to believe that a hushed audience once listened to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in that same hall.
I have met the enemy and he is US!
Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave.
Info regarding the school:
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. Cooper Union is located in the East Village, around Cooper Square and Astor Place (3rd Avenue & 6th~9th Streets). It is one of the few American institutions of higher learning to offer a full-tuition scholarship to all admitted students. The school offers degree programs in architecture, fine arts, and engineering.
The Cooper Union is one of the most selective colleges in the United States, with an acceptance rate of 10%. With over 70% of accepted students coming to attend, it also claims one of the highest yield rates of American educational institutions.
Inviting the Iranian President to speak at a college is the equivalent of inviting an unrepentant and unreformed serial rapist to speak at a women's rights convention.
In other words, the Leftists have gone insane and Bush drove them to it... (Yep, Bush's fault.)
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