Conservative religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Wednesday that his remarks about the removal of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez were taken out of context and that he never called for the killing of the Latin American leader.If you're willing to buy Robertson's reality-defying explanation, can I also interest you in "Pat's Age-Defying Shake"?
"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" ***
"If [Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it," said Robertson on Monday's program. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."
UPDATE: Not even Fox News can ignore what Robertson actually said, noting that "during the original '700 Club' broadcast Monday night, Robertson clearly mentioned assassination."