Think Next Time

From Holden:

Maybe we should think first before we try to overthrow a democratically-elected leader of a sovereign nation.

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pelted the U.S. ambassador’s car with fruit, vegetables and eggs Friday, and a group of motorcyclists chased his convoy for miles, at times pounding on the cars, a U.S. Embassy official said. No one was hurt.


[Embassy spokesman Brian] Penn said the barrage of fruits, vegetables and eggs began when the convoy pulled out and drove through an adjacent market.

“Our car is stained all over,” Penn said. “They were pounding on the cars, including pounding on the ambassador’s car while they were driving. There was no one stopping them.”

He said the motorcyclists chased the convoy for about 3 miles (5 kilometers).

“The motorcyclists were throwing things at us for at least 10 minutes, and the police did nothing,” Penn said. “It was serious.”