Pat Robertson responds

Donald Rumsfeld responds to Pat Robertson's fatwa against Hugo Chavez by stating the painfully obvious: "Certainly it's against the law." [LINK]

Chavez responds in kind: Chavez, speaking to reporters at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica, compared Robertson and other vocal critics of his government to the ''rather mad dogs with rabies'' that chased after the main characters in ''Don Quixote'' the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. [LINK]

Pat Robertson prefers to go with the bold-faced lie: "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." [LINK]

Not very effective since Robertson was tad more specific than he recalls: "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it." I'd have gone with the Clintonian defense: Guess it all depends on what your definition of "it" is.

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