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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Extremist Cleric Watch IV

Posted by on August 24 at 14:30 PM

Two commandments down and eight to go: Pat “Thou Shalt Kill” Robertson is insisting that he never said that the US should assassinate Hugo Chaves. From the AP:

“I didn’t say ‘assassination,’” Robertson said Wednesday on his Christian Broadcast Network show “The 700 Club” about remarks reported by The Associated Press and other media outlets.

“I said our special forces should ‘take him out. `Take him out’ could be a number of things including kidnapping. There are a number of ways of taking out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted…”

Okay, we’ll ignore the fact that Chaves, whatever you think of his policies or his friendship with Fidel, was elected (and enjoys a higher favorability rating than the elected president of a large nation due north of Venezuela). He’s a lefty and a populist and a bit of buffoon, but he’s not a dictator. The fact is, Pat “False Witness” Robertson did call for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, and he did say “assassination.” More from the AP:

But a video of Monday’s telecast shows that Robertson’s exact words were: “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.”

So America’s favorite extremist Christian cleric is a violent thug AND a liar. For Christ’s sake, the MSM should SAY SO. Pat Robertson is a liar and a thug and a bully and he should be drummed out of public life. Period.

And, I’m sorry, is it somehow kosher to run around the world kidnapping the democratically elected leaders of other nations?