Saturday :: Apr 17, 2004

Bush Sought God's Strength For Attacking Iraq, But Not His Father's Advice

by Steve

Read the long Washington Post piece this morning summarizing the Woodward book, and note that even the Post for some reason buries the point that Bush redirected $700 million in Afghan campaign money towards the unauthorized Iraq war preparations in July 2002, three months before getting a congressional resolution for war. He did all of this without the knowledge of the congressional leadership, or their approval, at a time when Tom Daschle was in charge of the Senate. Perhaps the Post and other media outlets will make more of this tomorrow in time for the Sunday chatfests and Woodward’s appearance with Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes.”

As for whether or not Bush asked his father about whether to invade Iraq, read this chilling answer he gave to Woodward, and then contemplate what it means to have a religious zealot in charge of the world’s most powerful military.

Bush said he did not remember asking the question of his father, former president George H.W. Bush, who fought Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. But, he added that the two had discussed developments in Iraq.

"You know he is the wrong father to appeal to in terms of strength. There is a higher father that I appeal to," Bush said.

Oh stop it George. Your God is the same God that I pray to, and my God would not have told you to go kill thousands of Iraqis who had nothing to do with 9/11. This debacle is not God's will, it is all on your head.

This is what you get when you mix an unexperienced, in-over-his-head, overachieving religious zealot for a president with an aggressive, secretive, and determined-at-all-costs corporatist VP.

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