Bush claims to get messages from God. So does Pat Robertson. Seems weird that the same God was giving them both wildly different information about the Iraq war:
Pat Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, said he had that conversation with the president in Nashville, Tennessee, before the March 2003 invasion U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He described Bush in the meeting as "the most self-assured man I've ever met in my life.""Oh no, we're not going to have any casualties."
"You remember Mark Twain said, 'He looks like a contented Christian with four aces.' I mean he was just sitting there like, 'I'm on top of the world,' " Robertson said on the CNN show, "Paula Zahn Now."
"And I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.' "
Robertson said the president then told him, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
The White House had no comment on Robertson's remarks.
Robertson, the televangelist who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988, said he wishes Bush would admit to mistakes made.
"I mean, the Lord told me it was going to be A, a disaster, and B, messy," Robertson said. "I warned him about casualties."
WTF? A man that astoundingly stupid (and anyone who'd make a statement like that is astoundingly stupid) has no right being commander in chief.
UPDATE: Chris Lawrence at Signifying Nothing had the best comment I've read on this exchange so far:
Now, I suppose Robertson could be completely and totally demented by this point (I mean, he is the guy that blamed 9/11 on gay people, and I doubt his mental faculties are on the rebound); either way, itís fairly clear that at least half of the people participating in this alleged conversation had no grip on reality.
Len on 10.20.04 @ 04:52 PM CST