"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Tuesday in speech to mark World Water Day.
"Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water, according to Reuters.
Apparently, when you surround yourself with yes men and you build yourself into a strongman, no one dares even question your sanity.