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Author:  Jim Kouri
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Date:  September 30, 2006
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Presidential Candidate Cox Blasts Iranian, Venezuelan Leaders

by Jim Kouri, CPP

GOP presidential hopeful John Cox blasted the Iranian and Venezuelan leaders for their statements and behavior during their recent appearances and speeches at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

The John Cox for President campaign released a statement by John Cox:

"In the last two days, the world has witnessed speeches at the U.N. General Assembly by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez," he said.

Both leaders used harsh rhetoric to condemn the United Nations and the United States during their speeches before the international body. Chavez went as far as calling President George W. Bush "the devil."

"Their tone and the content of their speeches belie their intentions, and they clearly do not wish to advance the cause of dialogue and peace among nations, as they claimed," Cox said in his statement.

Ahmadinejad said Iran will "contribute to global tranquility and peace based on the two maxims of spirituality and justice as well as the equal rights of all peoples and nations.

Cox called on Mr. Ahmadinejad to live up to these lofty words and immediately recognize Israel's right to exist, and to renounce his calls for Israel and the Jewish people to be wiped from the face of the Earth.

Meanwhile, the avowed socialist Chavez said he uses his "independent voice" to "denounce persecution and aggression.

"I call on Mr. Chavez to live up to his rhetoric in his own nation and stop efforts to control the media, end the oppression of opposition parties, halt the theft and redistribution of wealth, and stop funding terrorist guerrillas in Columbia," said Cox.

"Calling America "the devil" and "oppressors" is the mark of two insecure leaders, and only causes anger and division in the world, not peace and security," he added.

Cox became infuriated with Chavez and Ahmadinejad as did the overwhelming majority of Americans. Even some liberal Democrats cringed at their tirades in New York City's UN headquarters. Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Chavez a thug, and fierce Bush opponent Rep. Charlie Rangel blasted him for denigrating the US president while in the United States.

"America has and always will stand for peace and opportunity for all the world. True peace and opportunity come without threats and with self-determination by free people informed by a free press. That doesn't happen in those two countries with these two leaders who have come into our country to deliver such incendiary remarks, said Cox

Fifty-one year old John Cox is the first announced candidate of the 2008 presidential race. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and four daughters. His first campaign TV spot may be viewed at

Jim Kouri
Chief of Police Magazine (Contributing Editor)

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Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com,, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.

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