The Bush Administration Supports And Then Opposes Defense Spending.
Bush defended the Iraq War in Canada on Tuesday, at the same time made threats against Hugo Chavez for increasing Venezuela’s defense spending. Chavez recently bought several weapons from Russia, and is expected to buy as many as 50 Mig-29 fighter jets. When asked if the purchase concerned the US government a senior administration official said, “Let me put it this way: we shoot down Migs.” In 2002 Chavez was briefly overthrown to forces backed by Bush Administration. Since Chavez has taken office he has had to fight six voter referendums to unseat him, all backed by the Bush Administration. Each referendum has failed.