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Monday, March 20, 2006

Apocalypse Soon

Posted by on March 20 at 17:47 PM

From the Q&A following Bush’s speech in Cleveland today:

QUESTION: Thank you for coming to Cleveland, Mr. President, and to the City Club.

My question is that author and former Nixon administration official Kevin Phillips in his latest book, “American Theocracy,” discusses what has been called radical Christianity and its growing involvement into government and politics. He makes the point that members of your administration have reached out to prophetic Christians who see the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism as signs of the Apocalypse.

Do you believe this, that the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism are signs of the Apocalypse?

And if not, why not?

BUSH: Hmmm.


BUSH: The answer is I haven’t really thought of it that way.


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I was damn near screaming at the TV this morning when I was watching this. After a minute of uneasy squirming and unintelligible mumbling, our dip-fuck president immediately sought shelter behind his eternal justification, Sept. 11th. He then went on a verbose monologue about his "practical" approach to his job of keeping us safe, and did not answer the question. Smarmy, condescending simpleton.

Last night I read Oxford Research Group's "Iran: Consequences of a War". Frightening stuff, no question. Inevitable, hope not. But with this guy in office and his supporting cast in place....yikes.

the president not only refused to answer a direct question about whether his own policies are signs of the apocolypse. he immediately segued into threatening to wage another war in the middle east, and later even suggested that war with iran might help restore his credibility with the american people if he went about it the right way:

But now that I'm on Iran, the threat to Iran, of course -- (applause) -- the threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace; it's a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel, and -- (applause.)

I wonder what Bush thinks when he thinks (or thinks he thinks).

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