Pat Robertson apologized for his remarks Monday about Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan President. However, he couldn’t quite find it in his heart to make a fulfledged apology… oh no, his apology has a clause:
“Is it right to call for assassination?” Robertson said. “No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him.”
“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 says in the statement. “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 another bitter struggle with a whole nation?”
The apology comes in the wake of Robertson denying that he said that Chavez should be assassinated.
On Wednesday, he initially denied having called for Chavez to be killed and said The Associated Press had misinterpreted his remarks.
“I didn’t say ‘assassination.’ I said our special forces should ’take him out,”’ Robertson said on his show. “’Take him out’ could be a number of things including kidnapping.”
I distinctly remember being taught in Sunday School, not to lie.