Bush said God told him to invade Iraq.
Posted: 07 October 2005 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3687
Joined  2005-02-09

From CNN…..

“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’,” Shaath quotes him as saying.

In response, White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters in Washington: “He’s never made such comments.”

Read more…. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/07/bush.report.reut/index.html

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 October 2005 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  3687
Joined  2005-02-09

I would have noooo doubts about him saying that….They just can’t seem to keep religion out of the government.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 October 2005 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Senior Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  629
Joined  2005-01-18

I don’t think he’d ever say it that directly—his handlers wouldn’t let him, and he tends not to use and content when talking on his own.  I have no doubt that that’s how he feels, though.

 Signature 

Soldier: This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.
Fry: And then the battle is not so bad?
Soldier: Oh, right. I forgot about the battle.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 October 2005 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Five Star Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  61098
Joined  2005-04-14

I would quite readily believe that he did at least think that, even if not actually say it; he is a very religious man.  I strongly doubt, though, that he went to war simply because “God told him to”.

 Signature 

“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts.”

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2005 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  6453
Joined  2004-11-08

Even so…even if God told him to do something, it’s not like someone else didn’t go along with it.  All the necessary things have to be done to deploy troops for a war situation.  Congress, I believe has express control over that.  The Pres can go to war for 90 days w/o the permission of Congress.

 Signature 

I’m loving the puppies.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2005 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Senior Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  629
Joined  2005-01-18
Maegan - 09 October 2005 01:08 PM

Even so…even if God told him to do something, it’s not like someone else didn’t go along with it.  All the necessary things have to be done to deploy troops for a war situation.  Congress, I believe has express control over that.  The Pres can go to war for 90 days w/o the permission of Congress.

Good point.  I say we kill them all.

 Signature 

Soldier: This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.
Fry: And then the battle is not so bad?
Soldier: Oh, right. I forgot about the battle.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2005 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  6453
Joined  2004-11-08

...I’ve got some knives we can use.

 Signature 

I’m loving the puppies.

Profile