Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Chavez vs. the Queen
Back in November 2007, King Juan Carlos of Spain made headlines when he told Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to shut up, immortalizing the phrase "Por qué no te callas?" Now it looks like Chavez needs to hear that sort of message again, what with his bizarre attack on another monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, demanding that she return the Falkland Islands to Argentina (as if that were any of his business). It's unlikely that Her Majesty will respond in the manner of her Spanish counterpart, but fortunately even more unlikely that the ravings of an uncouth dictator will ever sever the Falklands from the British Crown to which they belong.