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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson calls for Jihad against Chavez

WHICH only proves that alzheimer's can affect anyone.

OOPS ! Now he's stepped in it. Perhaps it was a case of thinking out loud? Or is it just stinkin' thinkin'?

Pat Robertson was caught talking more like a political leader instead of the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network 700 Club. He dared to reiterate out loud what is covertly whispered in the hallowed halls of the White House on a routine basis.

For all our (understandably) moral outrage, perhaps the White House should come clean and admit that discussions like this are an every day occurrence by the nation's power brokers:

(CNN) "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson told viewers on his "The 700 Club" show Monday. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."

Although the State Department says Robertson's comments are "inappropriate", Bush has yet to respond.

Robertson accused Chavez, a left-wing populist with close ties to Cuban President Fidel Castro, of trying to make Venezuela "a launching pad for Communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent... this is in our sphere of influence, so we can't let this happen".

"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."

Chavez (who has previously accused the U.S. of wanting to topple his government) has immediately turned this into a public relations pity-party accusing Pat Robertson of making "terrorist statements".

"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 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."

Criticism of Robertson has been swift who has yet to make an apology.

"It's absolutely chilling to hear a religious leader call for the murder of any political leader, no matter how much he disagrees with such a leader's policies or practices," said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (search).

Chavez survived a brief 2002 coup, a devastating two-month strike that ended in early 2003 and recall referendum in 2004. The former army paratroop commander, a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, is up for re-election next year, and polls suggest he is the favorite.

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Yes, what he said was wrong, BUT who are we kidding with all our moral outrage?

We all know that this stuff goes on all the time. But because it was Robertson all of a sudden we turn into a bunch of stone throwing prima donnas.

So who's the hypocrite?

Obviously Robertson has been playing politics for so long he's forgotten which hat he's wearing. He needs to make a decision which role he wants to play and stick to it.

Is he a political pundit, or is he a representative of Christ? Because this is a perfect example how the two don't always mix.

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At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An unbelieveable embarassment to Christianity. He'd better apologize, and quick!

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