I go away for a long weekend, I relax, I don't blog I don't even read the paper and I come back and I hear that Pat Robertson has called for the assassination of the democratically elected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
What kind of Christian is this man?
This is a terroist threat. We have a religious leader in this country wanting a president of another country assissinated. Where is the outcry? What has happened to our country?
Two days ago, Chavez defended his government’s policy of providing oil to poor nations at concessional prices.
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.