Who said what?
Hugo Chávez is now repeating almost word by word, the same mountain of lies that his mentor Fidel Castro said 50 years ago. It is like following the script for a new version of the same horror movie. Here we have some quotes from these two liars. See if you can figure out which one belongs to Chávez and which one to his Cuban mentor (Scroll down for the answers):
1A: “I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure Jesus Christ.”
1B: "One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel"
2A: "I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell"
2B: “I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition”
3A: "Now we have full freedom of the press. I doubt very much that there is any other country where freedom of speech is so respected"
3B: "In two words: The Revolution respects everyone's right to say what he wants, no matter if he is from the right or the left, or the extreme right or extreme left."
4A: "They are at the service of coups against the people, against the nation, against national independence, against the dignity of the republic"
4B: “Here, we will not tolerate any news media that is in the service of those who make coups against the people, against the nation, against national independence and against the dignity of the republic”
1A Castro in 1959 1B Chavez in 2006
2A Chavez in 2006 2B Castro in 1960
3A Chavez in 2006 3B Castro in 1960
4A Castro in 1960 referring to Diario de la Marina and other newspapers in Cuba that were criticizing his regime
4B Chavez in 2007 referring to Radio Caracas Television a network that he now wants to close because it criticizes his regime.
Same dog, different collar.
Update: However the left thinks he's better than Bush. And while Chavez cracks down Castro (Raul) opens up, at least a little.