Bush Says God Told him to invade Afghan/Iraq

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    I don't know wether to laugh or pray. I guess it sounds normal if you think about it but the way it's presented in this article makes it sound wierd.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051006/ts_alt_afp/mideastbritainusiraq_051006214432


    Bush claimed God told him to invade Iraq, Afghanistan: BBC Thu Oct 6, 6:05 PM ET



    US President George W. Bush allegedly said God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, a new BBC documentary will reveal, according to details.

    Bush made the claim when he met Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and then foreign minister Nabil Shaath in June 2003, the ministers told the documentary series to be broadcast in Britain later this month.

    The US leader also told them he had been ordered by God to create a Palestinian state, the ministers said.

    Shaath, now the Palestinian information minister, said: "President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God.

    'God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan'.'

    "And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq...' And I did.

    "'And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it'," said Shaath.

    Abbas, who was also at the meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, recalled how the president told him: "I have a moral and religious obligation.

    "So I will get you a Palestinian state."

    A BBC spokesman said the content of the programme had been put to the White House but it had refused to comment on a private conversation.

    The three-part series, "Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs", charts the attempts to bring peace to the Middle East, from former US president Bill Clinton's peace talks in 1999-2000 to Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza strip.

    The programme speaks to presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers, about what happened behind closed doors as the peace talks failed and the intifada grew.

    The series is due to be screened in Britain on October 10, 17 and 24.

    My friend made a good point about this. It was written by the British and they can say what they want, kinda like the U.S.'s own National Inquire, I didn't know that. But they did quote him and it is an interview that will be aired so maybe he did say that directly which would surprise me. I wouldn't expect him to admit something like that. You know that the libs are gonna say somethings wrong in his head, I'll put money down on that!
     
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    I think it'll be funny when they go bananas. Got my popcorn just in case.
     
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    Odd, I don't recall having any conversations with George. :laugh:
     
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    would you rather he take direction from satan? allah?.... ted kennedy?
     
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    LoL, you should be smited for that one! :whip:
     
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    God has a sense of humor. He made YOU didn't he? ;)
     
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    ya never know....even blind squirrels find an acorn now and then
     
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    It was probably more likely that he said he prayed before making decisions like that but they twisted it to make him sound like a nut......BBC figures
     
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    Watch out for those lightening bolts :eek: :)
     
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    Anybody who says he talks with God is either insane....or possibly insane.....or just insane. :arabia: :arabia: :arabia: :arabia: :arabia:
     

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