This headline today on Yahoo (from AP) made me laugh out loud: “U.S.: Venezuela Overspending on Military.”

And we were just discussing this kind of American hypocrisy.

Venezuela is planning a “buying spree” for military equipment that goes beyond the country’s legitimate needs, the State Department said Friday.

In recent days, the United States has sought to block proposed sales of military planes and other equipment to Venezuela by Spain and Brazil.

The transactions are part of what “we would consider an outsized military buildup in Venezuela,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

I’m guessing State would also protest if Cuba launched a missile strike at a home in Miami to kill an alleged anti-Castro “terrorist.”

Imagine what they’d say if a dozen innocent Americans were also killed in such an attack…

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