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Robertson Says He Was Misinterpreted

Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson, who called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said on Wednesday he was misinterpre

Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson, who called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said on Wednesday he was misinterpreted and there were a number of ways to "take him out" including kidnapping....read on

Here's what he said:

"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it." "We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."

Isn't lying part of the Ten Commandments Pat? I guess since you advocated murder what's a little lying between sins? Media Matters has the video...

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