Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Thou shalt Assassinate - The 11th Commandment

First Ayatollah Pat Robertson issues his fatwa calling for the U.S., through its special forces to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Mullah Robertson said, "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war." I seem to remember that somewhere between Genesis and Psalms there was the Book of Assassins.

Then right on schedule when the Ayatollah sensed that calling for the assassination of an elected president of a sovereign nation could be considered a little un-Christian, he took guidance from Liars 1:17 and claimed he never said such a stupid thing.

Of course, the Curmudgeon predicted the, "They are taking it out of context" defense would be used. Unfortunately, it only would be considered out of context if he had said, "I'd be insane to call for" right before he went into the whole assassination thing.

Scurrying backwards like a corner church rat, Pat said, "Wait a minute, I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should, quote, "take him out," and "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 by the AP, but that happens all the time." Blaming the Associated Press was a nice touch.

Then after realizing that it's one thing to call U.S. judges more dangerous than bearded terrorists who fly planes into buildings but it's another to call for the murder of a head of state the smiling loon apologized for what he had said even though he said he never said it even though it's on video tape. Since Pat owns the network that broadcasts his 700 Club (700 as in how many dollars a day he want from each viewer) I'm sure he could have gotten the tape. Pat said, "Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement." Must not have polled well with the donors who sit beside the 10 Commandment paper weights and books ends sold in Christian book stores everywhere. The Curmudgeon was thrown though as I predicted right after the "taken out of context" nonsense the "Attack on Christianity" and "Attack on people of faith" would have started. I waited and waited and nope. Not this time. Might be difficult to play the victim when you're on television planning a hit on a head of state.

Once again the hypocrisy is so thick and so ironic that it would be considered farce if it weren't so serious. Mullah Robertson, a 1988 Republican presidential candidate is typical of who is running the Republican party. Skilled con men dressed up in suits hand made from their violent and rapacious interpretation of the Bible issuing fatwas of assassination or prayers for vacancies on the Supreme Court (translation: they should all get cancer and die) or cheering on wars of choice to either get richer or get the bus trip to the Rapture started.

Ask yourself what Pat-world or Santorum-world would look like. Schools that act as churches, no funding for science except for a missile defense and Jesus on the $100 bill. Make that every bill from ones and fives to those coming out of Congress.

Don't say the Curmudgeon didn't warn you.

BONUS POSTING: Just when I thought Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a sane middle of the road, moderating force on issues like Iraq and campaign spending he gets on the Creationism should be taught bandwagon. Maybe the answer is not to fight the "science is attack on people of faith" crowd. Maybe all points of view on every topic should be taught in school. Abstinence versus free love? Slavery an economic model for full employment? We cull animals why not people? Oh the possibilities are endless. Senator, I thought I knew you. Nice knowing you.


Blogger d.K. said...

Ditto on everything you said about Rasputin, er, Robertson.

Also, I still can't believe McCain jumped on that bandwagon. To say I'm disappointed doesn't begin to convey. His aspirations for '08 have clouded his judgment. He's trying to make amends with the lunatic right for all the honest things he's said about them in the past. How sad...

9:11 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I find it hard to have any respect for McCain anymore. The word Whore doesn't even convey my full feelings. He's in it for the money and the power and the glory and nothing else. You can hold out some hope that he's only playing along and would act differently once elected, but I don't believe it. The gloves are off and the sheep's clothing is off. These subhuman bastards are about to turn Taliban - and they may just get away with it.

10:09 AM  

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