Monday, August 29, 2005

Robertson Still In Trouble

One of those heartwarming things! Remember how the radical cleric Pat Robertson said that he wants to see Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, assassinated? Now Chavez has said this in return:

"I announce that my government is going to take legal action in the United States ... to call for the assassination of a head of state is an act of terrorism." Chavez said in a televised speech.

The fiery left-wing critic of Bush's foreign policy who frequently charges the U.S. government is plotting to kill him, called Robertson "crazy" and a "public menace."

He said Venezuela could seek Robertson's extradition under international treaties and take its claim to the United Nations if the Bush administration did not act.

He is a little bit crazy, himself, perhaps. But he's right, too. Robertson's statement does indeed qualify as terrorism. Too bad that the U.S. won't extradite him. Then we would be free of one major wingnut and Robertson could become a martyr for all the remaining ones.