Thanks to the Suburban Guerrilla for this story:
President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq – and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals.
Why am I less than thrilled?
I guess I’ve never been really thrilled by self-righteousness and arrogance.
The White House dismissed as â€œabsurdâ€ the remarks attributed to Bush by Deputy Prime Minister Nabil Shaath in a BBC documentary series recounting a June 2003 meeting he attended along with Mahmoud Abbas, now Palestinian president.
Shaath said he stood by his recollection of Bush saying he had been â€œdriven with a mission from Godâ€ when he sent U.S. troops into Iraq and Afghanistan and also lent his support to the eventual creation of a Palestinian state.
I think it’s absurd also.
But probably for different reasons.