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Sunday, 18 September 2005 03:03
Pat Robertson's Gift to the Liberals

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- Elliot Saunders - Two weeks ago Pat Robertson said the U.S. government should exercise its policy of assassination by taking out Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez. Pat Robertson handed liberals a golden opportunity to get the nation talking about U.S. government (thus military) involvement in assassinating foreign political leaders.
Sure, everyone already knows that the U.S. government would not be above assassinating Saddam, a kind of Frankensteins monster we helped build and support. But, Robertson's comment exposed a much deeper truth. His broad, (rather) general comments exposed the governments (and its corporate overlords) formula in its foreign policy - put a bullet in the head of any leader we don't like. That's right. I didn't say "put a bullet in the head of a dictator" because some of the worst dictatorially repressed regimes are our best economic partners. I needn't illustrate the U.S. corporate economic "love affair" with China - the most dictatorially repressed regime on earth. Besides, Hugo Chavez is a democratically elected, populist president of Venezuela. If only we had a senate full of Hugo Chavez's we could begin to get corporations out of our political arena.

Getting back to my point. Did Pat Robertson's comments merely suggest that he advocates the assassination of Chavez? This is where the Liberals (including myself) dropped the ball. I'm no Robertson fan, but Robertson did not say he wanted Chavez assassinated. What Robertson said was that the government can either engage itself in a costly war (like Iraq) which is a financial disaster. Or, it can use its sniper squad to take Chavez out. Therefore, it would be a lot cheaper to assassinate Chavez - so Robertson thinks they should go with the cheap method. Keep in mind, Robertson's is saying (on National television) the very fact that we have hit squads ready to go at any moments notice, any place, any target!

Thanks Pat... You really publicized this (relatively) hidden factoid and you handed it to us on a silver platter. So since Pat has given us a golden opportunity to expose our corporate governments mafia style "hit" tactics.. Let's not drop the ball by killing the messenger instead of the real perpetrator.

Elliot Saunders
Spokesman for Ralph Nader, 2004 Presidential Campaign.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2005 03:03

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