The Washington Times - March 19, 2009, 09:24AM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he’s planning lots of verbal “artillery” for President Obama at an Americas summit next month, the AP is reporting.

A longtime critic of the U.S., Chavez says April’s summit of leaders in Trinidad and Tobago will help shape the future of U.S. relations with Latin America.

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“Our artillery is being prepared.  There’s going to be good artillery,” he says. “What will Mr. Obama come with?  I don’t know.  We’re going to see.  We’ll see what the pitcher throws.”

Chavez is preparing artillery, and he thinks Obama will ptich baseballs?  That doesn’t sound fair.

First, Chavez was critical of Obama’s election, then he praised the new U.S. president for calling for the closing of the Guantanamo detention center.  Now he’s on Obama’s case again.  It’s like Chavez is playing a tennis match with himself.

Chavez is always quick with the insults, and one of his favorites is the devil reference.  I hope Obama has a response that’s better than “I’m rubber and you’re glue.”