Tuesday, August 23, 2005

And Jesus Said, Whacketh Your Enemies!

Oh wait, Jesus didn't say that. He instructed followers to turn the other cheek. Guess Pat Robertson got that out of the mysterious Gospel According to Tony Soprano:

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a “terrific danger” to the United States.

Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, said on “The 700 Club” it was the United States’ duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a “launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism.”

Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

“You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it,” Robertson said. “It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”

The ugly lunacy of this has to be read to be believed. Robertson, always a pal to bloody dictators, now wants a democratically elected leader, albeit a troublesome one, murdered by our own government.

Someday the chickens will come home to roost, Pat. Won't be pretty.

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