Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Well, They Do Love the Death Penalty

Following a well-established pattern among conservative media figures, Michael Reagan recently called for the execution of Howard Dean. Mr. Dean had earlier remarked that the idea we could win the war in Iraq was 'just plain wrong'. After Ann Coulter, Pat Robertson, - and don't forget Fox News's military analyst - you have to wonder if this is just what some people mean by 'dialogue'.

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Michael Reagan: Dean 'Should Be Hung'

Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is blasting Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean for declaring that the U.S. won't be able to win the war in Iraq, saying Dean ought to be "hung for treason."

"Howard Dean should be arrested and hung for treason or put in a hole until the end of the Iraq war!" Reagan told his Radio America audience on Monday.

Reagan was reacting to Dean's comments earlier in the day, when the top Democrat said that the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."

In a Texas radio interview, Dean predicted a rerun of the Vietnam debacle, where U.S. forces had to withdraw after Congress voted to cut support for South Vietnam's government.

"This is the same situation we had in Vietnam," the top Democrat said. "Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too

stubborn to recognize what was happening."

Dean said he favored a plan to immediately withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops - with all military personnel slated to be out of Iraq within two years.

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Aug 22 11:06 PM US/Eastern

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a "terrific danger" to the United States. Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, said on "The 700 Club" it was the United States' duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a "launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

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"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," Robertson said. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Electronic pages and a message to a Robertson spokeswoman were not immediately returned Monday evening.

Venezuela is the fifth largest oil exporter and a major supplier of oil to the United States. The CIA estimates that U.S. markets absorb almost 59 percent of Venezuela's total exports.

Venezuela's government has demanded in the past that the United States crack down on Cuban and Venezuelan "terrorists" in Florida who they say are conspiring against Chavez.

Robertson accused the United States of failing to act when Chavez was briefly overthrown in 2002.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said.

"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

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Fox "Military Analyst" Calls for Death of U.S. Judge
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On September 29th, Fox News "military analyst" Col. David Hunt (US Army-Retarded) called for Southern District of New York judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, to be "drawn and quartered" for ordering DOD to release more Abu Ghraib photographs. His diatribe - wait for it - came on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor.

Let's go to the videotape.

Now this is not my area, but 18 U.S.C. ยง 115(a)(1)(B) provides a penalty for threatening to murder a federal judge of 20 years imprisonment, a fine, or both. And although Judge Hellerstein deserves nothing more than reversal by the 2nd Circuit if he's wrong, his opinion in ACLU v. Department of Defense (No. 04-CV-04151) seems well-reasoned to me.

Still, Hunt wants more for Judge Hellerstein.

David ("We're Gonna 'Do' Fallujah") Hunt is apparently able to pay the fine (having written a book that sold a few copies after fellow nutcase Pat Robertson plugged it). He is certainly able to do the time. I know he and most of Wingnuttia believe that Clinton judges are Satan's children, but how clever is it to threaten a sitting federal judge on national television? Is Hunt's analysis of anything, military or otherwise, at all reliable? And will he be indicted?

7:37 PM  
Blogger Blogenfreude said...

Nope - Hunt wasn't indicted.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Blogenfreude said...

And this is more important anyway: the War on Dunkin Donuts.

1:48 PM  

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