Last Sunday Venezuela President Hugo Chavez accused the US of violating Venezuela’s airspace with an unmanned spy plane; he ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft in the future. Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Chavez said the aircraft overflew a Venezuelan military base after taking off from neighboring Colombia. He did not elaborate, but suggested the plane was being used for espionage. He did not ask either the US or Columbia about the situation; both countries deny any such event took place. President Obama gives Chavez great respect; indeed, they shared the spotlight at the big Greenhouse Gas gig. I wonder why Chavez just didn’t ask his friend Obama?