August 23, 2005

Robertson off his rocker; calls for Chavez assassination

On The 700 Club yesterday, Pat Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, referring to him as a danger to the safety of the United States.

Chavez, a major critic of President Bush, has been suggested to be a supporter of state-sponsored terrorism and potential harbor of Islamic terror in the Western Hemisphere.

"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."

Robertson accused the United States of failing to act when Chavez was briefly overthrown in 2002.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said.

"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

Venezuela is the fifth largest oil exporter in the world and the fourth largest importer of oil to the United States.

I've said that Robertson is unstable at best, but this statement shows that he's completely off his rocker and unhinged. Robertson's statements certainly put the Christian faith in a bad light, and embarrass me (for one) as a Christian.

(More coverage from Unpartisan, In The Bullpen, Outside The Beltway & others)

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