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#1 13 years ago

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

LONDON (AFP) - 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.

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Is this tool serious? I know the source of the accusation is a little shady, but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if this were true. This man never ceases to amaze me.




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#2 13 years ago

The only difference between Osama Bin Laden and President Bush on these matters then would be point of view. Both support their actions with religious reasons, only a matter of culture seperate the two. Interesting.




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#3 13 years ago
The US leader also told them he had been ordered by God to create a Palestinian state, the ministers said.

Well, if this is true, it puts to rest any accusations that Bush has refused to take actions to take actions to solve violence in Israel. Somehow I get the impression that it isn't real though.

Ensign RilesThe only difference between Osama Bin Laden and President Bush on these matters then would be point of view. Both support their actions with religious reasons, only a matter of culture seperate the two.

The fact that Bush doesn't advocate violence against defenseless civilians might be a point of difference as well. edit: oh, you mean justification, then yes, if this article is correct, they are the same in their justifications.




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#4 13 years ago
The fact that Bush doesn't advocate violence against defenseless civilians might be a point of difference as well.

umm...what about the start of the invasion of Iraq?




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#5 13 years ago

[COLOR=black]Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall the USAF carpet bombing Iraqi cities to kill as many innocent civilians as possible in order make Saddam abdicate to save his people from the onslaught. Unfortunately many civilians have died as a result of the invasion but it never was US policy to seek out and kill them in order to enforce its agenda.[/COLOR]




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#6 13 years ago

okay.




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#7 13 years ago

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What is wrong with believeing in God? Where is your critique of Iran and Saudi Arabia for theocracies? Christanity is a religion that preaches peace, regards less of the actions committed in its name and its prophet. If you are going to gripe about our president being a religious man, then by God don't hold him to a double standard. Especially in a time where people are seeking comfort in religion more than they have in decades.




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#8 13 years ago

I bet half the kids here would like to ban christianity. BUH BYE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM HELLO SOCIALISM.




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#9 13 years ago

They are called Aethists. How they get up in the morning is beyond me. The thought that one's entire life is pointless and finite is quite depressing to me.




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#10 13 years ago

Agreed... The notion that Evolution means No beginings is more disturbing than telling me I have two mothers As far as Bush is concerned...The God represented in the Bible nolonger speaks to human kind.... So people who say God spoke to them are usualy crazy or listening to someone else that looks and sounds like God...but ain't...(Heebee-Jeebees):evilgrin: