What's on Hugo Chavez's mind?
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Hugo Chavez has defended the alleged terrorist mastermind Carlos the Jackal, saying the Venezuelan imprisoned in France was an important ''revolutionary fighter'' who supported the cause of the Palestinians...In his speech, Chavez also sought to defend other leaders he said are wrongly labeled ''bad boys'' internationally, including Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Chavez called both of them brothers and said he now wonders whether Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was truly as brutal as he was reputed to be...
''I have doubts. ... I don't know, maybe he was a great nationalist, a patriot.''
And maybe Osama bin Laden and Charlie Manson were misunderstood.