U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on Iranian thug Ahmadinejad visiting Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez. Ahmadinejad also visited Bolivia and Brazil during this trip, his second to the region this year. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"Ahmadinejad is visiting our Hemisphere for the second time this year to meet his fellow dictatorial associates in Bolivia and Venezuela. And what is the response from the Obama Administration? Silence.
"The growing Iranian threat in the Western Hemisphere and the lack of a comprehensive strategy from the Obama Administration are quite worrisome. The Iranian regime finds itself increasingly isolated from the international community due to sanctions from responsible nations. Iran's desperate attempt to find alliances within the Western Hemisphere has led Iran to find safe havens and support from anti-American despots for its illicit activities.
"I urge the Administration to develop and implement a strategy that confronts this growing threat. As the 18th year anniversary of the attacks on the AMIA Jewish community center is right around the corner, it is a constant reminder of Iran's willingness to conduct attacks in our own Hemisphere."