Tell me honestly…do you think BushCo isn’t just a wee bit selective in terms of what kind of loose talk it will condemn from its allies in the Religious Reich?
The White House has been unusually sharply critical of one of the president’s most prominent supporters, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
Mr Robertson suggested Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine punishment for the withdrawal of Israeli settlers in Gaza.
A White House spokesman described the broadcaster’s remarks as “wholly inappropriate and offensive”.
Now, where were those harsh words when Patwa was saying something even worse about Hugo Chavez? Here, let me jog your memories, folks…
“You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.
“It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”
Pretty unambiguous, wouldn’t you say? That’s called uttering death threats, and ordinarily, it’s considered a crime. It certainly would be considered a crime if, say, a Muslim cleric anywhere in the world were to say that about George Dubya.
But not until Patwa starts flapping his gums in a rather frivolous, superstitious vein about Ariel Sharon does the condemnation actually come.
Someone, please, hold my head while I lean over the toilet bowl. The hypocrisy is gagging me.