Chavez Smells Hope, Not Sulfur At UN

"The smell of hope has replaced George W. Bushs ""sulfur"" at the United Nations, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday in his first U.N. speech since calling the former U.S. president a ""devil"" in 2006. ""The smell of sulfur is gone. It smells of hope,"" Chavez, a fierce leftist critic of Washington, said to chuckles from the audience during a lengthy speech that touched on everything from Albert Einstein to Karl Marx. Chavez, who lambasted Bush during his 2006 address to the assembly, said Obama was an intelligent man and invited him to join the ""axis of evil"" -- a joking reference to countries the previous U.S. president once called a threat to the world."