Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Robertson Suggests U.S. Kill Venezuela's Leader

Chavez assassination row erupts

President Hugo Chavez and his Cuban host Fidel Castro
A row has erupted over a call by US religious broadcaster Pat Robertson for the US to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Mr. Robertson said Monday on his show, "The 700 Club." "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Link to BBC (with video)
Link to NYTimes (with video)(free registration required)