Apparently it is a good thing when used by the Reverend Jerry Falwell. He called Hillary Clinton “Lucifer” in a sermon, and is defending that as being a “joke”.
So when a religious leader calls one of our senators (and a former first lady) Lucifer, it is ok, yet when Chavez calls Bush the devil, then it is not. I guess that we can call people those names as long as it is United States citizens making the insults against United States politicians.
What has interested me about the whole Chavez comment is how people who are denouncing him do so by saying he can not come here and make those statements. Come here? I thought he made those comments at the U.N. Now isn’t that international territory? Bush can go there and call any world leader he wants a “terrorist”, but Chavez calls Bush “the devil” and look out. Hypocrisy does not even begin to describe this.
(h.t Raw Story for the video)