Aug 23, 2005

Thou Shalt Not Lose Thy Mind

Pat Robertson. What the hell is wrong with this guy? Straight up saying that U.S. covert operatives should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:

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. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.And I don't think any oil shipments will stop. But this man is a terrific danger and the United ... This is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen. We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.

Where does he get off saying this? So Robertson, a supposed religious man, is saying that killing is okay, if it's done for political reasons? What about for aging televangelists who have apparently lost their minds and call for murder on TV?

UPDATE: Cenk Uygur at the HuffPo likens Robertson's maniacal blatherings to a fatwa. And it's not the first time Robertson has called for the head of a foreign leader. Check out Uygur's article here. Fatwa, indeed. Unbelievable.


revidescent said...

Funny, i was just posting about this.

So disgusting that a tv puppet thinks he has the credibility to say this kind of thing.

seamus said...

Chavez is a commie bastard, but he's also popularly elected.

I'm sorry, Pat, did you just say that Venezuela is a threat to the USA?

revidescent said...

They're a threat to the Hummer driving population of the USA.

Big scary man down there.

Uh huh.