Robertson: Venezuela's Chavez sent bin Laden money

Weeks after Pat Robertson suggested the United States assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the religious broadcaster alleged Sunday that Chav

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October 9, 2005 22:19
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Weeks after Pat Robertson suggested the United States assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the religious broadcaster alleged Sunday that Chavez had sent money to al-Qaida terror leader Osama bin Laden. Robertson said on CNN's "Late Edition" that Chavez sent "either $1 million or $1.2 million in cash" to bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York and Washington. When asked where he got the information, Robertson said, "Well, sources that came to me. That's what I was told." Robertson later apologized for his August comments about Chavez, and the State Department said the remarks had been inappropriate. Six years ago, Robertson said the United States could send agents to kill bin Laden, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and Saddam Hussein.

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