State Department spokesman Sean McCormack called Robertson’s remarks about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez “inappropriate,” but stopped short of condemning them.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the Pentagon isn’t in the business of killing foreign leaders, but he also did not denounce Robertson or his remarks.
Goodness, we don’t want to upset the bloodthirsty lunatic fringe, do we? And check this, Robertson appears to be living in another solar system.
Getting rid of Chavez would stop Venezuela from becoming a “launching pad for communist influence and Muslim extremism,” Robertson said.
Chavez is not socialist (although he wants to move things in a socialist direction) and saying there is Muslim extremism in Venezuela is laughably ignorant. Yet the White house does nothing to slap Robertson down.
If Robertson had said that while in the U.K, they could deport him
U.K. Home Secretary Charles Clarke published the criteria for deporting or excluding foreigners considered to be encouraging terrorism, stepping up a crackdown on people who preach hate after last month’s bombings in London.
The list of `”unacceptable behaviors” includes expressing views that justify, glorify or foment terrorist violence.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, just as it did when Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during a Superbowl broadcast. “This is even more threatening to hemispheric stability than the flash of a breast on television during a ball game,” he said.
All of this makes the ANSWER LA reportback from the World Festival of Youth and Students in Venezuela even more relevant. 30,00 attended the festival last week.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Forum – Reportback from Venezuela
The Bolivarian Revolution and Fighting U.S. Aggression
Friday, August 26, 7:30 pm
1800 Argyle Ave, #410, Los Angeles
Eyewitness report from the World Festival of Youth and Students