Pat Robertson has lost his mind. Again. Everyone in the world saw the clip of Robertson calling for the assassination of a democratically elected leader of Venezuela. Some White House officials mildly distanced themselves from it (though Bush said nothing and groups like Focus on the Family stayed mum). Now Robertson is lying and even Fox News is calling him on it.
"I didn't say 'assassination,'" clarified Robertson during a broadcast of his "The 700 Club" Wednesday morning. "I said our special forces should go 'take him out,' and 'take him out' could be a number of things, including kidnapping."Pat Robertson: unholy, sinful and a big fat liar.
He blamed The Associated Press for making him seem to advocate the assassination of a foreign leader.
"There are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him," Robertson said. "I was misinterpreted by the AP, but that happens all the time."
However, during the original "700 Club" broadcast Monday night, Robertson clearly mentioned assassination.
"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we are trying to assassinate him, we should go ahead and do it," Robertson said Monday.