Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Jesse Jackson says he is going to Venezuela to smooth ties between the U.S. and Venezuela after the comments made by Pat Robertson on the "700 Club" denouncing the government of Hugo Chavez. -- Are you kidding me- Jess Jackson!!!
Of course the Venezuelan government jumped on any chance to hype up an Anti-Venezuela/ Anti- Chavez comment and try to put some weight on their allegations that the US government is trying to assassinate Chavez. Even though Robertson is a PRIVATE citizen, with NO official ties to the United States government, the Chavez administration, and some liberals, and over excited media, are trying to link Robertson's statements to the Bush administration. Secretary Rumsfeld all ready said the U.S. had no such plans, calling the statements “inappropriate.” Rumsfeled also said "Our department doesn't do that kind of thing. It's against the law," citing the executive order by President Ford making political assassination off-limits.
The Venezuela Vice President, Jose Vicente Rangel, said Venezuela was considering legal action against Robertson.(exactly for what??? Can the U.S. seek legal action for each time Chavez called for the end of the Bush administration?)
Still Jesse Jackson is asking President Bush to apologize to Venezula!... Even better, Jesse Jackson is going down to visit Chavez this weekend to personally fix the problem....What exactly is he going to do? Light up a Cuban cigar and talk about the last few trips and Cuba and how much fun they had???
Today on Fox, Jesse Jackson said he will talk to Chavez on "human rights and pro-democracy" .... B.S.... this man has no idea what he is talking about. Jesse Jackson has said about Fidel Castro he was "the most honest and courageous politician I've ever met." He also has stated "Viva Fidel! Viva Che!" ... If Jesse Jackson was really interested in human rights and pro-democracy he would denounce the Cuban government, ask for the release of all its political prisoners and ask for free and democratic elections, and he most defiantly would not support murderous dictators like Castro and Che... quick history lesson Mr. Jackson, one party politics does not mean a free and open democracy!!
Maybe Mr. Robertson went a little out there for some Americans (nothing any Cuban hasn't thought of a million times) by asking for the assassination of Chavez. But he is on target by stating that Venezuela would become "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."... Chavez is working with Fidel, a harbor of international terrorism.
Mr. Jackson stay out of this! You’re definition of human rights and democracy is clearly blurred.
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Robertson: I Didn't Say 'Kill' Chavez