Pat Robertson unleashed
August 23, 2005
Pat Robertson has allied himself with Osama bin Laden and other extreme radical religious leaders with his statements on executing the president of Venezuela.
"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."Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
"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 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."His words are no different from those of fundamentalist clerics who call on Muslims to kill George Bush. The Christian Right should act swiftly to distance itself from his hate speech and discredit him as its spokesman.