Chavez, On Nightline, Says U.S. Is Planning To Invade Venezuela

By Brian 

Ted Koppel, please don’t leave ABC. On Thursday night, you anchored a slam-dunk special report on Katrina, and on Friday you scored a huge exclusive with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. It was his first American broadcast interview since Reverend Pat Robertson called for his assassination last month, and it has created a media buzz:

 KOPPEL: Are you saying you have discovered evidence of an invasion plan against Venezuela or are you saying “if” you discovered a plan?”

CHAVEZ: “I’m telling you that I have evidence that there are plans to invade Venezuela. Furthermore, we have documentation…”

And that was just the start. Here’s the transcript…