Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath recently told the BBC that in a 2003 meeting, George Bush claimed that God told him to invade Iraq:
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
Bush also reportedly added
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.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who was also at that meeting, also claimed that Bush stated “I have a moral and religious obligation. So I will get you a Palestinian state.” Of course, White House spokesman Scott McClellan vehemently denies that George Bush made any such comments. And of course, I have no reason to disbelieve the White House. I mean it is a matter of public record that Bush did state that he would “devote the next 4 years to the creation of a Palestinian State” and that such a state would be a contiguous territory. But whatever, what the hell do I know, I’m just a dumb Canuck …
In other news, Bush’s popularity has hit an all time low according to this recently commissioned CBS poll. Is it any wonder that when you Google the term miserable failure, the top result is the Biography of President George W. Bush? Oy. Let’s hope Mr. President gets his act together soon. Maybe the White House is counting on the the Avian Flu that everyone is talking about only hitting Democrats … or uh, mostly Democrats. Or at least just Ted Kennedy.