Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is the president of Peru, Chavez “mocked” Cheney, saying the comment shows the United States is governed by a “bunch of ignorant fools”:
“The vice president of the United States was talking about us, but he made a mistake,” Chavez said, laughing. “Since those who govern the United States are a bunch of ignorant fools…he thinks I’m president of Peru.”
“They don’t know where Venezuela is, nor do they know where Peru is,” Chavez told the crowd.
Though, it did take a large chunk of America quite a while to figure this out.