Former US president Jimmy Carter says that Washington may have played a role in a failed coup against Venezuelan leftist leader Hugo Chavez in 2002.
"I think there is no doubt that in 2002, the United States had at the very least full knowledge about the coup, and could even have been directly involved," Carter told Colombian paper, El Tiempo, on Sunday.
In April 2002, a civilian-military junta ousted Chavez for about 48 hours, but he returned to power again.
Former administration of president George W. Bush denied any US involvement in the failed coup.
Monday, September 21, 2009
President Carter continued his ride on the crazy train with his latest comment about President Bush being behind the coup against Chavez: