Why did we invade Afghanistan and Iraq? And why on earth did President Bush support a Palestinian State? I guess it depends on who you ask. According to Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, President Bush related to them in their first meeting in October, 2003, that "I'm driven on a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq ...' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it."
Apparently, the BBC is planning on airing a three part series entitled Elusive Peace, Israel and the Arabs, and Foreign Minisher Shaath's comments will appear on there.
Now, I'm inclined to doubt the accuracy of these statements. First, they come in a situation that doesn't seem to ocall for such statements, and thus the inflammatory aspect is heightened. Second, there doesn't appear to be any recordings of the President actually saying these alleged statements.
However, in the realm of diplomacy, anyone is capable of saying anything to get his or her way. It might not be too hard for the President to have actually related these things. Perhaps the Theocracy many Americans have feared is actually upon us.