After yesterday's incendiary comments by Pat Robertson he is not apologizes or even saying his comments advocated assassination!
Today CNN's program, "Your World Today" played a clip of Robertson trying to "explain" and distance himself from his assassination talk.
Robertson said that there is more then one way to "take him out" including kidnapping.
Okkkkk, so now we are kidnapping a democratically elected leader of a sovereign nation? That's not much better then killing the guy. Besides, how many people believe that the phrase, "take him out" does not involve killing. It could yes include kidnapping but the end result is usually death.
As for Hugo Chavez? Well, it appears that these comments and his reaction are making him look like a champion for the poor who is being stalked by the "evil, imperialistic empire."
This guy has already survived a two-day failed coup and was reinstated as a populist leader of Venezuela with it's fourth largest oil reserves in the world.
These vicious attacks from Bush's guy Pat Robertson (Bush has yet to condemn or speak out at all on the comments) are seeming to rally support around chavez in Venezuela right before elections (71% of Venezuelans support Chavez which are WAY higher numbers then Bush. Latest approval today from CNN for Bush = 40%):
``The evangelist's declarations are terrible for the U.S. in that theyNow Chavez is saying he wants to sell poorer Americans cheaper gas!! Now THAT's an energy policy!! Our own President doesn't even advocate for such a policy! No wonder the "oil administration" and their neo-con supporters want this guy dead!! Chavez is starting to look like a real champion for the poor.
totally back up Chavez,'' Leon said in a telephone interview from Caracas. ``It
is absolutely going to have the opposite effect on Chavez than the U.S. wants.
It's something that resonates with the country's poor.''
UPDATE: Pat Robertson just released a statement where he apologized for this call for assassination of Huge Chavez. Well, it is about time. Makes me wonder though if he would have apologized without this huge outrage from the public. I also think he received some "gentle prodding" from the Bush administration to apologize.
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