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Friday, April 16, 2004
 
George the Crusader
In today's Washington Post, Bob Woodward's latest book gets a preview.
"I believe we have a duty to free people," Bush told Woodward. " I would hope we wouldn't have to do it militarily, but we have a duty."

The president described praying as he walked outside the Oval Office after giving the order to begin combat operations against Iraq on March, 19, 2003, and the powerful role his religious belief played throughout that time.

"Going into this period, I was praying for strength to do the Lord's will. . . . I'm surely not going to justify war based upon God. Understand that. Nevertheless, in my case I pray that I be as good a messenger of His will as possible. And then, of course, I pray for personal strength and for forgiveness."
OK, Forget that he ordered the invasion if Iraq to "pre-empt" the threat of WMDs. Forget that this was 'another battle in the War on Terror'. Nope. We put hundreds of thousands of our soldiers on the line because we have "a duty to free people". OK then, when do we invade North Korea, Syria, Iran, Congo, {fill in random brutal dictatorial society}, etc...

And since Junior is not stupid and knows that historians can and will actually read his words from prior to the invasion (unlike most of today's journalists and dittoheads) he stumbles in his classic idiotic style:

Asked by Woodward how history would judge the war, Bush replied: "History. We don't know. We'll all be dead."
Will somebody just kick him in the nuts when speaks like this... please?!?!
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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