More and more it looks like Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is taking on the role of Mussolini to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Hitler.
Where as Ahmadinejad is the brooding, fanatic; Chavez is the preening, bombastic, clown.
Yet, clown or not, Chavez's alliance with Islamist extremists represents a serious threat to the United States.
Venezuela, after all, is a lot closer to Florida than Iran is.
See here for more on this threat.