Wednesday, October 20, 2004

this, this is what so many people think is the attitude of a great leader taking a country to war

"NEW YORK (CNN) -- The founder of the U.S. Christian Coalition said Tuesday he told President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq that he should prepare Americans for the likelihood of casualties...

"I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.'"

Robertson said the president then told him, 'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties.'"
Update: Word on is that the White House denies that Bush said this, and Robertson--while affirming very much his endorsement of Bush--is standing his ground that Bush really did say this. Personally, to be honest, if I had to guess what really happened, I would guess that Robertson is either stretching the truth or outright lying, even if whatever motives he might have for doing so are obscure.


jnsys said...

Further proof that this president is either:
1. Extremely naive,
2. An out and out liar,
3. A Liar who really doesn't care if he gets caught, and who obviously must not have thought too clearly about the cost of war before going to war.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you're being fair to our great president. You're definitely omitting part of the quote. The full quote is, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties. But if we do, I'll just blame them on Bill Clinton or John Kerry, just like every other mistake I make."

Anonymous said...

It's obvious that if Pat had done some more praying, there wouldn't be so many dead - goes to show you can give a cat fiddle lessons but you don't always get a tune

tina said...

Your post inspired me to write an op-ed on this topic, which will appear in tomorrow's online version of the Globe and Mail. Thanks!