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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat Robertson: The Backpedal Begins

Posted by on August 24 at 16:33 PM

Just as he did after blaming 9/11 on feminists and gays, Pat Robertson is now trying to pretend he didn’t call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

What Robertson’s said today on The 700 Club (courtesy of the Associated Press):

“I didn’t say ‘assassination,’ 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 by the AP, but that happens all the time.”

What Robertson said on Monday:

“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.”

What a fucking asshole. Someone should just take him out.