The following is taken from http://freedomist.com/2010/10/22/obama-has-no-problem-with-chavez-developing-nukes-obama-watch/
Chavez’s closest Russian associate is Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, a raving anti-American with rumored ties to illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Obama, who wants America to divest itself of its entire nuclear arsenal, issued this Carteresque statement:
We have no incentive or interest in increasing friction between Venezuela and the U.S., but we do think Venezuela needs to act responsibly. Our attitude is that Venezuela has rights to peacefully develop nuclear power.
I'm sorry, but you don't answer a bully with passivity. Chavez is one guy you don't want to mess with and his track record tells us that he doesn't play well with others... unless they hate America too. I have been to and have family in Venezuela. I know what the people endure so their dictator can live like a king.
Please Mr. President, please look our for American interests... not our enemies'.