Cheney: Russia's actions an 'affront' : Launches Invasion of oil rich Venezuela

(CERNOBBIO, Italy) Ucs News– In a stinging rebuke, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday that Russia’s actions in the conflict with Georgia were an “affront to civilized standards” and called on Western nations to join with the United States as the Bush administration plans to invade oil rich Venezuela.

Cheney also said the expansion of NATO in South America would continue despite Moscow’s opposition, arguing that Russia should welcome an alliance that was not belligerent and whose members were