Originally Posted by pedro
how would you feel about religious leaders in other countries calling on the assassination of Bush?
I knew there would a lot of controversy here. I imagine Bush is on a number of "hit lists" around the world.
The "Chavez" problem has gotten out of hand, for a number or reason, not the least being the mismanagement of diplomacy by the US (read: Bush government).
Time will tell how large a threat he eventually becomes, but make no mistake, he is a threat. And Robertson's rhetoric about turning Venezuela into "a launching pad for Communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent" is essentially true.
Chavez tries to play himself off as an "elected" leader. In reality he rigged the electoral system to ensure surviving a recall vote, and his permanent possession of power. He is a megalomaniac, and given the right circumstances will stop at NOTHING to extract vengeance from his "enemies".
According to Chavez, the US is THE enemy (or one of the at least).
Is he a "hot air baloon" or an "early-stage" Hitler? Time will tell. But it promises to be messy.
Kill him? Despite "agreeing with Robertson", its probably too late for that.