Virulent anti-America dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela presented Barack Obama a book as a gift. The book, The Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano, blames other nations (particularly the US) for the various ills that South America suffers. Check out the reviews at Amazon if you're interested.
The main thing I want to point out is how easily Chavez maneuvered Obama into posing with him while holding the book. It looks as though Obama is endorsing the book. Has anyone ever mentioned Obama's inexperience as a possible liability when facing tough foreign leaders?