Bush says God told him to invade Iraq, Afghanistan (external - login to view)
Friday, October 07, 2005
WASHINGTON: The mystery as to why US President George Bush decided to invade Iraq stands resolved. It was God who told him to do so, he told Palestinian leaders two years ago. Not only Iraq, but Afghanistan also got invaded because of a divine directive. This is the first time the president, a born-again Christian, has claimed that God communicates with him direct. God also told him, he said, to create a Palestinian state. This revelation about the US president’s inspiration and statecraft is due to be made in a BBC programme to be broadcast on October 10. In it, the Palestinian prime minister and foreign minister describe their first meeting with President Bush in June 2003. Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath says, “President Bush said to all of us: ‘God would tell me, ‘George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan and end tyranny in Iraq.’”
Ordinarily, I would ignore such a single source, but in the body they quote a BBC program to be aired Monday, Oct. 10th.
I am curious to see if, which, and how many, other sources copy it, and whether it proves to be accurate.