Chavez threatens to cut off oil supplies to United States.
Does this dude want to get assassinated by the CIA?
I mean, seriously, sure we suck at doing anything in the Middle East - but so does every other western power.
On the other hand we have a rich and storied tradition of taking out Tin Pot Banana Republic Dictators. It's one of the few things we are good at. Remember Noriega? Or really any South American leader during the 50s, 60s and 70s that we didn't like?
Fuck, we probably still have a dozen or so retired CIA guys living in Venezuela.
And, unlike with the Middle East we have plenty of CIA dudes who know how to speak the local language.
Shit, we could probably get some Columbian drug dudes to do the job in exchange for granting them a couple customs free flights across the border.
If I were in a dead pool I think I'd pick this guy over either Brit Brit or Lohan at this point - and that's saying alot.