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Christian Mullah Robertson Apologizes for Chavez Assassination remark… sort of…

Christian Mullah Pat Robertson has now apologized for suggesting that we assassinate the democratically elected leader of Venezuela. Uh, sort of:

( “Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement,” Robertson said. “I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him.”

It was that big nasty secular lefty liberal mainstream media that twisted his words:

“I didn’t say ‘assassination.’ I said our special forces should ‘take him out.’ And ‘take him out’ can be a number of things, including kidnapping; there are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted by the AP [Associated Press], but that happens all the time,” Robertson said on “The 700 Club.”

And really, it’s not such a bad idea, now, is it?

“I said before the war in Iraq began that the wisest course would be to wage war against Saddam Hussein, not the whole nation of Iraq,” Robertson said. “When faced with the threat of a comparable dictator in our own hemisphere, would it not be wiser to wage war against one person rather than finding ourselves down the road locked in a bitter struggle with a whole nation?”

Gee, what is it that Mullah Robertson has against Chavez?

Chavez has built ties to Cuba since he was elected in 1998, becoming a close friend of Castro’s and selling oil to the communist island at preferential rates.

The colorful former Venezuelan army officer has the widespread support of his country’s poor.

His opponents, largely drawn from the country’s middle and upper classes, accuse him of undermining democratic institutions.

Chavez was re-elected under a new constitution in 2000. In 2004, he won a recall referendum with the support of 58 percent of voters.

He has become an increasingly outspoken critic of the United States, which he accuses of having been behind a 2002 coup attempt that forced him from office for two days.

G-O-D, G-W-B, hey what’s the difference?

Crossposted at Radical Writ

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