From Jim Gilliam's blog archives
With God On Our Side

October 21, 2004 2:58 PM

Pat Robertson, 2 days ago on CNN's Paula Zahn Now, recounting a February 10th, 2003 meeting with President Bush:

I met with him down in Nashville before the Gulf War started. And he was the most self-assured man I ever met in my life.

You remember, Mark Twain said, he looks like a contended Christian with four aces. He was just sitting there, like, I'm on top of the world, and I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, Mr. President, you better prepare the American people for casualties.

"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties." Well, I said, it's the way it's going to be. And so, it was messy. The Lord told me it was going to be, A, a disaster and, B, messy. And before that, I had deep, in my spirit, I had deep misgivings about going into Iraq.

Robertson said something similar on a June 22nd episode of Hardball.

The White House denies it: "Of course the president never made such a comment." Karl Rove says he was there and that Robertson is incorrect.

I think we should ask God.

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