Wednesday, August 24, 2005

700 Club = Assassinations-R-Us

Venezuelan President Hugo "You want a piece of me?" Chavez, left, and religious broadcaster Pat "Kill all the bad guys!" Robertson

We're scared of Isalmic fundamentalism, but what about the good old Christian type? Pat Robertson issued a fatwa of his own this week, and is now tripping all over himself to calm the controversy. I stole these quotes and pictures from

On Monday's broadcast of the "700 Club," Robertson, the founder of the Christian Coalition and a former Republican presidential candidate, said, "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. … We have the ability to take him out and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."

Later, he tried to change his story.

"I didn't say assassination," Robertson said. "I said our special forces should take him out. Take him out can be a number of things including kidnapping. There are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted."

Notice he didn't mention the "we should go ahead and do it" sentence. That's hard to misinterpret.

Too bad we didn't elect this guy. The world would be a better place if we could just knock off all the dudes we don't agree with. Oh, wait, we elected his evil twin.

Wasn't Chavez democratically elected?

Isn't the war on terrorism all about protecting democracy?

Whatever, Pat.

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