This should come as no surprise to anyone. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez -- one of the world's great assholes -- decided to dismiss Israel's Venezuelan ambassador in reaction to the latest unrest in Gaza, calling Israel's defense of her borders "planned utilization of state terrorism."
Ironically, the other interesting phrase listed in the Venezuelan press release -- "Venezuela condemns strongly the flagrant violations of international law" -- was used to describe Israel's attack against Hamas, not Hamas's decision to fire rockets into Israel.
Incidentally, Mr. Chavez also called Israel's army "cowards." This description, of course, shows exactly how far removed from reality Mr. Chavez is. The Israeli army has managed to protect the land of Israel for 60 years from neighbors ten times its size.
Nevermind that Hamas uses suicide bombers to blow up schoolbuses.
I suppose anyone that can analyze this particular situation and label the Israeli army -- as opposed to suicide bombers -- cowardly has earned the title of Supreme Asshole.
Next, we should expect another of the world's great assholes, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to call for Israel's destruction. Again.
It's unusual for insane megalomaniacs to be this predictable.
Let's hope the trend continues.