“Si un hombre fuese necesario para sostener el Estado, ese Estado no debería existir; y al fin no existiría.”Simón Bolívar ("If a man was necessary to sustain the State, that State should not exist, and in the end would not exist). With these words Panamanian ambassador Guillermo Cochez ended his speeech [pdf] to the Organization of American States (about which he said was "a dead tree on the plain: that does not collapse, but it has no life.": edited 5pm!); he had stunned the diplomatic world with...the truth. Deemed (scroll down for story) a 'polemic against the government of Venezuela and the OAS itself over the delicate subject of Hugo Chávez's health' it was a perfectly legitimate attack on the Bolivarian Republic's lack of provision of information on Krusty's health status, quite rightly pointing out that this sows doubt and feeds rumors which "can not and should not be the practice of democracies or democratic people.". Venezuelan arse-hole Roy Chaderton then called Cochez and his words 'ghastly morbidity', 'perverse beyond bad', that Cochez was mentally ill, full of human misery and that he was "neither a politician, nor a diplomat, nor a gentleman, you are a lout." Cochez responded - again truthfully - that those with no adequate argument always resort to insults (a common lefty trait I must say). For this, Cochez gets sacked [ESP] [ENG], and Chaderton is congratulated for telling the truth with dignity and intelligence! Bizarre, unbelievable. Again, a big hat-tip to Daniel.