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Robertson

Look I don’t like Robertson. But I think some things are getting jumbled. I really have no problem with an American saying that it would be good foreign policy to assasinate a leader. In the absrtact I think assasination can be good policy. Killing Saddam a long time ago would be looking pretty smart right now. Morality aside, offing Chavez would almost certainly be a bad idea given the political consequences. But raising the issue doesn’t horrify me in the slightest. The problem with this statement — as opposed to some others — is not that it’s batty. It’s that Robertson claims to be a religious leader and, call me crazy, religious leaders have better things to do than talking about wet work in Venezeuala. Tend to your flock Mr. Robertson.

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