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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat Robertson's Call to Kill -

I am glad to see that Mr. Pat Robertson has come to his senses.

It is pretty shocking to hear a man claiming to be an Ambassador of Christ and God’s commandment “Thou shall not kill” endorse murder of an elected country leader as if he were ordering a bowl of soup. Before this he once expressed a desire for someone to blow up our own U.S. State Department over some issue he disagreed with.

We need to avoid Christian intolerance that can be as extreme and violate the Bible as much as Osama bin laden is violating the dictates of the Koran.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Leaving aside the Christian or non-Christian nature of Mr. Robertson's comments....

As a candidate for the US Congress, do you agree or disagree with the notion that assassination of leaders ought to be a possible instrument of foreign policy, instead of potentially going to war with some nation?

Why or why not?

Texas Viking said...

This article may answer your question:

http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2001/09/re091801.html

As noted, assassination prohibitions do not apply in a war situation. I supported taking out Saddam as an individual instead of invading Iraq, to avoid the mess we ended up in.

9 11 was also an assassination attempt on Washington leadership by bin laden (Flt 93 was targeting the White House or Congress), whom Clinton tried to kill with cruise missiles in 1998.

It is a slippery slope that cuts both ways...