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Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Pat Robertson Told Him So
CNN has a bizarre article up this evening about Pat Robertson and how he warned George W. Bush that going to war in Iraq would be disastrous.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The founder of the U.S. Christian Coalition said Tuesday he told President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq that he should prepare Americans for the likelihood of casualties, but the president told him, "We're not going to have any casualties."
That sounds like our George.
Pat Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, said he had that conversation with the president in Nashville, Tennessee, before the March 2003 invasion. He described Bush in the meeting as "the most self-assured man I've ever met in my life."
Self-assured, mulishly boneheaded...Tomayto, tomahto.
"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."
That wasn't the world, Pat.
"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.' "
Is it just me or does Pat sound like he's about eight years old?
Robertson said the president then told him, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
That's just the kind of steadfast, optimistic, non-reality-based leadership we need in the White House!
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."
The Lord's told Pat lots of interesting things. Looks like He finally got one right. Hooray for God!
Even as Robertson criticized Bush for downplaying the potential dangers of the Iraq war, he heaped praise on Bush, saying he believes the president will win the election and that "the blessing of heaven is on Bush."
Because, you know, God really loves guys who never admit they were wrong and who make disastrous decisions without thinking through the consequences.
God's Man for Our Time