Who Would Jesus Assassinate?
Pat Robertson - I refuse to use the term "Reverend" for this piece of gutter scum - called Monday for the assassination of the duly and legally elected president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. "We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club." "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."X
President Chavez is a very vocal critic of President Bush and his administration's policies towards Iraq, Cuba, Central and South America. He has accused U.S. officials of backing the plot in 2002 in which Chavez was briefly overthrown. He was returned to power by popular demand only a few weeks later. His relationship with Bush and the U.S. has been strained since he demanded a higher percentage per barrel of oil taken from Venezuela. Chavez has used the additional revenue for education and increased health care for the people of Venezuela.X
Pat Robertson, a staunch supporter of George Bush, is the founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former U.S. presidential candidate. Robertson went on to say "... I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it (assassinate Chavez.) It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."X
I can just hear the prayers of the faithful now:X
"Dear Lord, help us to kill this dirty scoundrel who is so beloved by his people that he was elected by a landslide, unlike our leader who probably wasn't elected at all."X
"I say Lord, help us to rid the earth of a creature who dares ask for enough money from his poor countries only natural resource so that he can commit the un-American SIN of putting food into the mouths of his hungry people and education into the minds of their children."X
"Yes Lord, in your wisdom and mercy, let us kill just this one person. Otherwise God, we just might have to go in there and bomb the hell out of all of them and take what we want. And if you force us to do that, why, a hundred thousand men, women, children and little babies are going to get killed. But we'll do as you will Lord."X
"In Jesus name, we pray. Amen."