A man that many of us have considered to be a excellent candidate for the third Anti-Christ, high profile, ultra-conservative, money hustling televangelist, Pat Robertson, did a job on his credibility as a man of God yesterday when he called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his prime time godfest, the 700 Club.
Apparently, Reverend Pat sees Chavez as a “terrific danger” to the United States, and calls upon the present administration to recognize their duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a “launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism.”
It seems that in recent months, Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush (big surprise here), accusing the present administration of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing Cuban and Venezuelan “terrorists” in their plots to assassinate him.
Of course, the Bushies have called these accusations ridiculous.
Lending credibility to Chavez’s accusations, for those of us here at the LIB, is Bush and company’s well known addiction to oil, a condition that Venezuela as the fifth largest oil exporter on the planet could go a long way to sating.
This question is, would Bush beleaguered as his is with the current war and America’s growing resistance to it, be so foolish to initiate another battle for oil? If he was any other politician, the answer would be a resounding no. The wild card here is that Bush sincerely believes thinks he talks to God and he might perceive Robertson’s comments as coming directly from the Lord and not from a deranged former faith healer.
What effect, if any, this will have on Robertson’s career is at this point still unknown. Nor is it known if any charges will be brought against him. At the time of this posting the only reaction from official Washington was a State Department statement calling Robertson’s comment, ‘inappropriate’.
About the only point in Robertson’s murderous diatribe that rang true is when he said; “We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, 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.”
Now if only Dubya had followed this advice during the ramp up to Iraq?