Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Could he have said anything stupider?

IDiot television evangelist Pat Robertson recently suggested that the United States Government should assassinate Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela (as recorded in an AP article):

On Monday, Robertson said on the Christian Broadcast Network's The 700
: "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," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the
covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

I'm trying to think of a way he could have been more offensive, but it's just not coming. What does it say about Pat Robertson that he would suggest on live TV that we murder another nation's Head of State? God supposedly issued a decree regarding that kind of behavior in Exodus 20, didn't he? And Pat claims to be one of God's advocates, doesn't he?

I'm drowning in the tidal wave of hypocrisy.

Besides, such an assassination wouldn't be nearly as easy as old Pat thinks. Remember, the US government tried several times to take out Fidel Castro without success, and after that they publicly disavowed the practice. And I'm sure he hasn't considered the political consequences of such an act for our country.

1 comment:

Lord Runolfr said...

Actually, I should probably apologize to all of the Incompetent Design advocates out there for calling Pat an IDiot. I have little doubt that he only supports Incompetent Design to the extent that Young Earth Creationism also requires a Designer.