Bush as God

Holy Bush: George W. Is DIVINE in GOP Film
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In "George W. Bush: Faith in the White House", Bush "is not merely a sincere man of faith but God's essential and irreplaceable warrior on earth," writes film reviewer Frank Rich. "A towheaded child actor bathed in the golden light of an off-camera halo re-enacts the young George comforting his mom after the death of his sister; it's a parable anticipating the future president's miraculous ability to comfort us all after 9/11." The actual Bush "is shown with a flag for a backdrop in a split-screen tableau with Jesus. The message isn't subtle: they were separated at birth...`Will George W. Bush be allowed to finish the battle against the forces of evil that threaten our very existence?' Such is the portentous question posed at the film's conclusion." First shown at the Republican convention as part of the no-press-allowed "Family, Faith and Freedom Rally", this response to Fahrenheit 9/11 is now available on DVD--and 300,000 are being distributed free to churches.

In 1978, Bush LIED About Serving 'In the US Air Force'
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David Corn writes, "In 1978, Bush, while running for Congress in West Texas, produced campaign literature that claimed he had served in the US Air Force. According to a 1999 AP report, Bush's congressional campaign ran a pullout ad in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that declared he had served 'in the US Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard where he piloted the F-102 aircraft.' Bush lost that congressional race, but twenty-one years later, the AP questioned him about the ad. The news outlet had a good reason to do so. Bush had never served in the Air Force. He had only been in the Air National Guard. But when AP asked Bush if he had been justified in claiming service in the Air Force, Bush, then the governor of Texas and a presidential candidate, said, 'I think so, yes. I was in the Air Force for over 600 days'... Yet no firestorm ensued. Will Republican funders now underwrite a group called Air Force Veterans for Truth?"

Bush Says 'God Speaks Through Me'
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On 7/9/04, Bush paid a friendly visit to a group of Old Order Amish in Lancaster County, PA. At the end of the session, Bush reportedly told the group, "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job." Does Bush really believe God speaks through him? Will the Washington press corps demand an answer???

Let's Hope God Really Does Talk to Bush - and Tells Him to Get Lost!
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Phillip Adams writes: "In declaring his wars on terror, the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, the French, the Germans, the UN and the Democrats, George W. Bush started saying "God" once, twice, even thrice in every sentence. Replace God, the Almighty and the Lord with Allah, and Bush's dangerous devotions would be appropriate to an Islamic fundamentalist. We are reminded how ill advised it is to mix religion with politics. Yet again the case is made for the separation of church (and mosque and synagogue) from state. We also remember that, just after September 11, Bush used the term crusade to describe his overlapping wars. The ill-chosen but accurate expression confirmed the worst fears of the Islamic world and had to be explained away by spin doctors....Let us pray that God speaks to Bush immediately - and tells him to calm down. A great many Christians would say amen to that."

Pope John Paul II Worries Bush is the Anti-Christ
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Wayne Madsen writes, "Bush's blood lust, his repeated commitment to Christian beliefs, and his constant references to 'evil doers,' in the eyes of many devout Catholic leaders, bear all the hallmarks of the one warned about in the Book of Revelations - the anti-Christ. People close to the Pope claim that amid these concerns, the Pontiff wishes he was younger and in better health to confront the possibility that Bush may represent the person prophesized in Revelations... According to journalists close to the Vatican, the Pope and his closest advisers are also concerned that the ultimate acts of evil - the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon - were known in advance by senior Bush administration officials. By permitting the attacks to take their course, there is a perception within the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy that a coup d'etat was implemented, one that gave Bush and his leadership near-dictatorial powers to carry out their agenda. "

Marching on Babylon: The Religious Fantasies that Drive Bush Foreign Policy
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PentaPost reports, "The Pentagon deleted from a public transcript a statement Donald H. Rumsfeld made to author Bob Woodward suggesting that the administration gave Saudi Arabia a two-month heads-up that Bush had decided to invade Iraq. At issue was a passage in Woodward's 'Plan of Attack,' an account published this week of Bush's decision making about the war, quoting Rumsfeld as telling Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, in January 2003 that he could 'take that to the bank' that the invasion would happen. The comment came in a key moment in the run-up to the war, when Rumsfeld and other officials were briefing Bandar on a military plan to attack and invade Iraq, and pointing to a top-secret map that showed how the war plan would unfold. The book reports that the meeting with Bandar was held on Jan. 11, 2003, in Vice President Cheney's West Wing office. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also attended."

Ralph Nader: Bush is a 'Messianic Militarist'
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"Comments by President Bush about God published in Bob Woodward's new book, 'Plan of Attack,' are drawing scathing criticism from his political enemies, while defenders rush to the commander in chief's side... In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Nader said, 'We are dealing here with a basically unstable president. We are dealing with a messianic militarist. A messianic militarist, under our constitutional structure, is an unstable office-holder. Talk about separation of church and state: It is not separated at all in Bush's brain, and this is extremely disturbing.'" So Ralph, are you taking back your statement that there was no difference between Bush and Gore?

Bush Uses Soldier's Misery for Easter Photo Op
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Bush finally got around to visiting wounded soldiers - but only because it took him just 50 miles out of his way on a short helicopter trip to cop plenty of photos and sound bytes. Including this insane statement: "Today, on bended knee, I thank the good Lord" for protecting U.S. troops. In a stunningly cavalier brush off of the crisis in Iraq, Bush said it was "hard to tell" whether Americans should expect to see more of the kind of deadly weeks that the military just sustained, but that was OK: "We're plenty tough." WE? How dare this AWOL coward lump himself in with these young soldiers! Before anyone gets all misty-eyed over the few hours he spent with these soldiers, consider how many more hours and miles Bush logged just last week shilling for campaign dollars in three states.

Bush's Ungodly God Talk Scared the Bejeezus Out of Canada's Prime Minister
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"Mr. Bush's credibility has suffered its biggest hit to date with the publication of the weapons report by David Kay, a former UN weapons inspector and CIA adviser who said no [WMD] now exist in Iraq. Ottawa's foreign-policy makers, while largely vindicated, aren't boasting... But the hope here is that Mr. Kay's repudiation will diminish some of the sense of moral righteousness coming from the Bush White House. Though it wasn't publicized at the time, Prime Minister Paul Martin got a sense of that sanctimony when he met with Mr. Bush in early January... Mr. Bush let the Prime Minister know that he believed himself to be on the side of God and tending to God's mission... The Canadians didn't expect the morality play. Nor did they expect that, almost in the same breath, Mr. Bush would be filling the air with the f-word... Mr. Martin was somewhat taken aback by what he heard. After the meeting, he was barely out the door before he was asking... what was to be made of all the God stuff."

Bush 'Environmental Restoration' Scheme In Iraq - Is It Driven By Religious Delusions?
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We know from Bush's track record here at home that he doesn't give a damn about the environment: just look at the devastation the administration has inflicted on America's environment in the past few months alone (See http://www.nrdc.org/bushrecord/2003.asp) So what is his motivation for pouring millions into restoring Iraq's vast marshlands? Here's a hint: the same marshlands are believed by Biblical scholars to be the site of the Garden of Eden. Bush is a self-styled religious fanatic. Therefore, it isn't a stretch to suggest that his showering of millions in cash and man hours into an environmental restoration project he'd never dream of doing back home is motivated by bizarro religious delusions. He probably believes all those "halo shots" of him by AP aren't just tricks of lighting!

It's Official: God Predicts a 'Blowout' for Bush
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"Pat Robertson said he believes God has told him Bush will be re-elected in a 'blowout' in November. 'I think George Bush is going to win in a walk,' Robertson said on his '700 Club' program. 'I really believe I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout election in 2004.' Robertson told viewers he spent several days in prayer at the end of 2003. 'The Lord has just blessed him,' Robertson said of Bush. 'I mean, he could make terrible mistakes and comes out of it. It doesn't make any difference what he does, good or bad, God picks him up because he's a man of prayer and God's blessing him.' The Rev. Barry W. Lynn said he had a prediction of his own: 'Pat Robertson in 2004 will continue to use his multimillion broadcasting empire to promote George Bush and other Republican candidates.' Lynn said, 'Maybe Pat got a message from Karl Rove and thought it was from God.'" We predict God will tell Bush to cancel the election when polls show him losing...

Bush Speaks for God, Hints at Renewed Push for Charitable Choice Scheme
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Bush's Dec. 27 radio address is a bizarro world mix of meaningless platitudes, calls to "Charitable Choice" and Messianic ramblings. For the past three weeks, the mainstream media has been spattered with articles about charities, while one oft-run Wal-mart ad plugs something it calls "Choice for Charity". Now in Bush's speech, as if part of a coordinated PR campaign, a renewed push to place social service programs in the hands of churches manned by unpaid volunteers is foreshadowed: "across our country, caring citizens are reaching out to those in need by volunteering their time..." "the voice first heard 20 centuries ago in Bethlehem stirs churches and communities to open homeless shelters and food pantries and job training centers to help those in need." Does Bush believe he has a direct line to God, and knows "The Plan?" "The story of this holiday reminds us of an eternal promise, that God's purpose is justice, and His plan is peace."

Bush Shares His Beliefs about 'The Almighty' with Turkey's Prime Minister
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Bill Berkowitz writes, "Did you know George W. Bush was at church with his mom when he first heard 'the call' to run for president? Did you know Bush told a prominent television evangelist that he felt God wanted him to be president? Did you know the president 'told the leader of Turkey that the two would do well together because they both believe in 'the Almighty'?'" These little factoids are all from Stephen Mansfield's new book, 'The Faith of George W. Bush'. Berkowitz: "'If the presidency is a 'bully pulpit' as Teddy Roosevelt claimed,' Mansfield writes in the Introduction, 'no one in recent memory has pounded that pulpit for religion's role in government quite like the forty-third president.' Bush's 'unapologetic religious tone' and his willingness to 'speak of being called to the presidency, of a God who rules in the affairs of men, and of the United States owing her origin to Providence,' also separate him from his recent predecessors."

Does Bremer Think He's God?
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"I am Paul Bremer, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority... This Ramadan you are free, many things have improved in recent months, but we all know that not everything is as it should be. Yet, you must not lose hope. Especially during Ramadan you must not lose hope. You must not lose hope because you have seen the evil one go... Now, as never before in your lifetimes, your future is full of hope. In this blessed time, we share a common vision that: You will live in dignity. You will live in peace. You will live in prosperity. You will live in the quiet enjoyment of family, of friends, and of a decent income honestly earned. You will live in an Iraq governed by and for Iraqis. These things will come to pass." Does Paul Bremer believe he's God, or God's (Bush's) apostle? Or is he a religio-fascist who believes he can brainwash Iraqis, even as the bombs explode around him?

'Support President Bush - Trust Jesus'
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A pro-Bush protester carried a sign "'SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH.' Through the center of the banner were black outlines of a fighter aircraft, a tank, an M-16 rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, an attack helicopter, a surface-to-air missile battery, and a thermonuclear bomb. Underneath these images were two more block-letter words: 'TRUST JESUS'... In America, the Taliban wing of Christianity has assumed power. The banner at that 'patriot' rally captures the essence of these frightening extremists: Supporting Bush is placed on the same level as worshiping Jesus, and shot through the middle is the steel fist of weapons and war. 9-11 has been refashioned by the Christian Taliban as a rallying cry for an end-times death match against Islam, a rallying cry that obscures the orgasm of profiteering that is taking place behind the scenes. There has been a religiously fundamentalist revolution in the US. The extremists have taken control of the White House, Congress, the courts, and the military."

Is Bush a Koresh-Like Cult Figure Leading His Followers to Death and Destruction?
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Democracy Caravan reports, "Having spoken with a number of Republicans who feel very queasy about how Bush is leading his party to the radical right, we wanted to see what kind of appeal he held in this town. Knowing that a clear majority of Americans feel that our country is on the wrong path to the future, we wanted to know if anybody here supported following this man to imminent destruction. Does George W. possess cult status? Waco, Texas was the place to find out... [Lucy Lun] told us that she prays for George Bush every day. 'I pray that he will win re-election and keep things stable,' she said. This was something we had yet to hear on the road. When asked if she really thought the world situation was stable, Lucy exclaimed, 'Some things are out of his control.' Was the Iraq War out of his control? 'Push came to shove in Afghanistan. We had to get those people out of there. Terrorists with bombs were flooding our borders.' ... Lucy was a true devotee of George W. Bush."

Bush Says God Chose Him To Lead His Nation
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"George W. Bush stood before a cheering crowd at a Dallas Christian youth centre last week, and told them about being 'born again' as a Christian... Behind Bush were two banners. 'King of Kings', proclaimed one. 'Lord of Lords', said the other... Few US Presidents have been as openly religious as Bush. Now a new book has lifted the lid on how deep those Christian convictions run. It will stir up controversy at a time when the administration is keen to portray its 'war on terror' as non-religious. The book, which depicts a Resident who prays each day and believes he is on a direct mission from God, will give ammunition to critics who claim Bush's administration is heavily influenced by extremist Christians... [In 1999,] Bush said to evangelist James Robinson: 'I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can't explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen... I know it won't be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.'"

For the Second Time, AP Photo Portrays Bush as God
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On Oct. 14, AP distributed a photo with Bush's head surrounded by a glowing halo, straight out of Catholic iconography (http://democrats.com/images/bush-halo.jpg). On Nov. 1, an AP photo put Bush's head below a golden crown of the Lord, with the word "Lord" right above his head. What kind of religious propaganda campaign is this??? AP's "code of ethics" declares "The good newspaper is fair, accurate, honest, responsible, independent and decent. Truth is its guiding principle. (http://www.apme.com/about/code_ethics.shtml). Does the AP believe portraying Bush as God is "truth"? Demand an apology from the AP by writing apme@ap.org