August 23, 2005

Right wing nutjob

As if this is news: Televangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson has gone off the deep end -- again. This time he's advocated assassinating Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,'' Robertson said yesterday on the television program "The 700 Club,'' the AP reported.

Killing Chavez, who is visiting Cuba, would be cheaper than starting a war, AP cited Robertson as saying. The U.S. can't allow Venezuela to become a "launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism,'' he said.

Earth to Pat: Castro and communism are anachronisms. Communist infiltration into Latin America -- again -- is highly unlikely. Yes, we cannot allow Venezuela to harbor Muslim terrorists. If that happens we deal with it then. But assassinating a president that was elected -- and elected again in a recall vote -- is insane.

Besides, if we couldn't get Chavez's buddy Fidel after 40+ years, what are our chances?

Posted by Rhodey at August 23, 2005 09:01 AM | TrackBack

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