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Wow. The hubris of all those Venezuelans, sitting on all that Venezuelan oil like they own it:

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that his government may ask the United States to extradite U.S. religious broadcaster Pat Robertson to Venezuela for suggesting American agents should kill him.

Earlier Sunday, Rev. Jesse Jackson offered support for Chavez, saying the televangelist’s call for the Venezuelan leader’s assassination was a criminal act.

The U.S. civil rights leader, who is on a four-day visit to Venezuela, called Robertson’s statements “immoral” and “illegal.” He urged U.S. authorities to take action, and said the U.S. government must choose “diplomacy over any threats of sabotage or isolation or assassination.”

Sunday, speaking to foreign delegations attending a meeting of the Organization of American States in Caracas, Chavez said Venezuela will “exercise legal action in the United States” against Robertson.

Should be interesting to see what the response of the National Lampoon’s Crawford Vacation bunch will be — after all, wasn’t it Saddaam’s threat to assassinate his father one of Preznit Hole Smoker’s motivating factors in marching over Iraq like it was a large piece of dog offal?

Oh well, historical consistency really hasn’t bothered them much in the past, I don’t suppose it will now

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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