Thursday, October 06, 2005

Can you say "megalomania"?

Word is out that the BBC will air a three-part series on the Middle East in which Bush is said to have instructed Palestinian leaders that he is on a mission from God.

The story has been circulating for several years and dismissed as internet crankery, but now we have this:

Bush's declaration of his divine mission is confirmed on film by both Abbas and Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath. In the film, Nabil Shaath says: "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.'"
Thanks to Chris Floyd at Empire Burlesque.


leolabeth said...

Not exactly on topic, but did you see this diary on MLW?

I'm always wanting to do more locally, but haven't figured out the right path(s) yet.

You're not back for the duration yet, are you, Kate? Please do call or e-mail me when you get a minute.

Alna Dem said...

Nope, still in California, heading to Oregon tomorrow. Had not seen that MLW post (I have a little trouble with MSOC rants, most days), but that's a valuable one. I agree! Regional and local races are where we need to focus. It's just that, every time I try, the national train wreck in Washington rivets my attention for another session....

We'll be back late next week. Thanks for the link.