The Shameful Pat Robertson Issues A "Fatwa"!
Now Mr. Robertson has set off an international firestorm with his comments on his television broadcast that the United States should kill Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, a leftist who sits atop the largest oil reserves outside the Middle East.Advocating an assassination? Is this man nuts or what?
"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it Mr. Robertson said on his program, "The 700 Club" on Monday. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."
But more frightening than what one evangelist might say was the silence of the many groups affiliated with Mr. Robertson:
But other conservative Christian organizations remained silent, with leaders at the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition saying through spokesmen that they were too busy to comment.Silence? No Comment? These are the Christian Conservatives who determined the last election and coronated their man, George W. Bush, in the White House.
A spokeswoman for Pat Robertson said today that he is not giving interviews and had no further comment.
I have no comment about them. I don't have time to comment. I am too busy.
Furthermore, all of this speaks for itself.