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London - United States President George W Bush believed that God told him to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, a senior Palestinian official says in a broadcast interview.
The BBC on Thursday released an excerpt from an interview with Palestinian information minister Nabil Shaath that was part of a series called "Israel and the Arabs".
Shaath described his first meeting, in company with Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen, in June 2003.
He said that President Bush said to all of them: "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."
Abu Mazen told the BBC that, at the same meeting, Bush told him: "I have a moral and religious obligation. So I will get you a Palestinian state."
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
Well - as it pertains to these forums (and the media at large)
calling Obama supporters "worshipers of the messiah" seems to be an issue.
Its one for me anyways. Completely insults my intelligence.
Its another one of those funny "political" things that happens wherein
Bush says God talks to him personally
but bush supporters bash obama supporters because "we worship him like the messiah"
Conservatives bash on Obama for "being the messiah" and further bash on Obama supporters, insulting our intelligence, by claiming we "worship" the man.
I referenced in one of these threads on here to Jesus camp when this religious women on stage infront of all these youngens brings out a cardboard cut out of Bush to the stage.
But more than that I really think it is just a tactic to PO Obama supporters.
At the point that Obama does what neither Voldemort nor Huckabee nor even Clinton is willing to do by specifically disavowing and punishing excesses from his supporters, Obama has a sound case to be found innocent of the overheated and selectively-applied “cult” charges levied against his campaign.
Second, it is also worth noting that “cult” is more of a reverse designator than a neutral descriptor. By that, I mean that invocations of “cult” usually say far more about the person using the word than they do about the group they are describing. The word is usually used to describe religious groups, but hardly all of them. Rather, it is commonly used almost exclusively to describe groups that exist outside the boundaries of social acceptability. The use of the word is expressly to impose that outside, fringe status.
The use of “cult” against Obama is much the same. Its use reveals that the user does not like and/or hopes to advantage some other campaign by tainting Obama’s, but it says nothing objective about its actual target.
So, I am not alone in my thinking. Obama is NOT the Messiah, people! Or the Anti-Christ. He's just a really intelligent and charismatic man who is running for president.
Stop blaming Obama supporters for your obsession with the man. They did not create the "obama messiah" cult. The GOP did. And, sadly, you bought it, hook, like and sinker.
They serenaded the Hyde Park Democrat with chants of "O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!" Obama drew such a passionate outpouring from the crowd that even he and his aides were overwhelmed. "At one point, I thought Barack was going to rise up over the people and start saying, 'My children, my children, I have come to free you,' joked his driver and bodyguard, Mike Signator. "It was just incredible."
-Obama: From Promise to Power
by David Mendell
Barack Obama isn't really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway.
Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve.
Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn't have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity.
“What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”
I can't believe the man whose speeches I watch on YouTube everyday is so close to me. his speeches give an aura of immortality that belies the fact that he's a living breathing human. ...
"I’ve been following politics since I was about 5,” said Mr. Matthews. “I’ve never seen anything like this. This is bigger than Kennedy. [Obama] comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament. This is surprising."
That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.