Former British Ambassador to Uzebekistan Craig Murray, who was forced out because he would not be quiet about torture there, has an incisive post about Hugo Chavez. Emphasis added.
There are valid criticisms to be made of Chavez’ attitude towards those who honestly disagreed with him. A dictator he was not.
There are millions of people in Venezuela whose hard lives are a bit better and have hope for the future because of Chavez. There are billionaires in London and New York who have a few hundred million less each because of Chavez. Nobody can deny the truth of both those statements.
Now which group owns the mainstream media and politicians who are spitting bile against the dead man today?