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Surprise?

I'm not sure why I saw this story in two separate news sources today. What's the big surprise?

George Bush reportedly told Palestinian leaders at a summit in Jordan two years ago that God directed him to invade Iraq. Scott Mclellan, White House press secretary, denied that the comments were ever made. Scott Mclellan doesn't know George Bush, apparently. Or, he's so appalled by the absurdity of the statement that his gut reaction was to deny it. Or, maybe George Bush really didn't say this. That's doubtful.

Remember when God told George Bush to run for President? Wasn't that goofy? Remember that other time when he told us that God speaks through him? I would have thought God to be a bit more eloquent and intelligent for someone who engineered the world in six days, but since I'm not a believer, I suppose I don't know God like His faithful followers do.

According to the article, Bush is quoted as having said "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. " This sounds preposterous, but it's completely plausible, given our President's views and beliefs.

There probably wasn't much point to this post, except to remind folks that we have a silly, silly man running our country. Silly people have silly ideas.

Who says I can't post a pointless blog entry? It's my blog, by God!1

1 The expression "by God" is purely figurative, and does not express an actual belief in a deity. You know me better than that!

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