The inflammatory rhetoric of President Chavez at the United Nations should come as no surprise given his association with pariah's such as Iran's terror-sponsoring leader and Cuba's brutal dictator.  The U.S. must be concerned about these extremist, undemocratic leaders who seek to gain domestic popularity by attacking the US and its President, inciting hatred against our nation and the freedom and liberties that we stand for and seek for all human beings to enjoy. Our country is the beacon of hope for millions across the globe and our founding principles of democracy are the tenets of free societies. Let us remember that those who so viciously attack us are the very ones who are seeking to deny their people the inalienable rights which we are all born with.