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Even Pat Robertson Is More Rational Than George Bush
Reportedly, when Robertson told Bush to prepare the nation for casualties, Bush replied, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."

No, none at all! Give or take a far.

Of course, there is that chance Robertson is fibbing. Then again, he's a Bush fan, isn't he?

Posted by aalkon at October 22, 2004 8:42 AM


It's actually worse than that. Casualites is the sum of all killed, wounded, captured and missing. So we're actually closer to 10,000 casualties than 1000.

Posted by: Hank at October 22, 2004 9:28 AM

Whether Robertson is telling the truth or fibbing, it's a good sign of some factionalism within the religious right, which is good. When I read, in last Sunday's NY Times Mag article about Bush and faith being his pole star, that 42% of the American population identifies themselves as evangelical Christian or Born Again, I regurgitated my coffee--and for the first time, actually became frightened. I have written about several cult leaders (Ching Hai; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), but even those who do not study them know that their predictions are often the same: the world is against us, we need to protect ourselves because "they" want to kill us and, if the faith is Bible-based, that the next apocalypse will be by fire. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy; look at David Korash. Bush's faith that this will happen is, as the other 48% of us hopefully realize, leads us edver closer to the brink. For more about fear-mondering and fear, see Dargis's review of "Celcius 41.11" in today's NY Times.

Posted by: nancy at October 22, 2004 10:07 AM

Check this out:

Posted by: Frank at October 22, 2004 3:46 PM

Is the flag-draped object (in the link) a coffin?

Posted by: nancy at October 22, 2004 4:04 PM

I like the cut of your jib, Ms. Rommelman!

Posted by: Frank at October 23, 2004 1:10 PM