That CNN interview wasn’t the first time Pat Robertson gave us his take on those two conversations he had – one with god and one with President Bush. He told the same anecdotes during an MSNBC interview last June:
Campbell Brown: “Pat Robertson is the founder and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network and is a strong supporter of President Bush. Earlier this year, he said God told him the war in Iraq was, quote, ‘going to be messy and actually a disaster.’ I want to ask you how you feel about the war in Iraq. And if God is calling this war a disaster, does that mean that he is actually opposed to it?
Robertson: Well, I don’t think God’s opposed to the war, necessarily, but it was a danger sign. I felt very uneasy about it from the very get-go. Whenever I heard about it, I knew it was going to be trouble. I warned the president. I only met with him once. I said, You better prepare the American people for some serious casualties. And he said, Oh, no, our troops are, you know, so well protected, we don’t have to worry about that. But it has been messy. And I think we’re going to come out of it, though. I think we’ll have a free Iraq. But it certainly has been a mess so far.”
Does anyone else feel like we’re watching the director’s cut of Oh God, Book 2 ?
Again, the big issue is not just what Bush said or didn’t say during this meeting. We already know about the president’s limited predictive skills when it comes to pre-emptive wars.
The big issue here is that a guy who is obviously crazy is taken seriously by mainstream media and those at the highest echelons of American government.
How do I know that this is the big issue? Because god told me it was during our weekly squash game (you didn’t think I came up with that director’s cut joke on my own, did you?).
Stay tuned for the story about the day that god visited the Oval Office. It turns out he didn’t have a take on the Iraq war. He just needed a little help getting on Cheney’s schedule.