Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Has Bush Consulted with Pat Robertson about the “Surge”?

by John W. Lillpop

In October, 2004, Evangelist Pat Roberston revealed that before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he personally told President Bush that war in Iraq would be a “disaster and messy.”

According to Robertson, his advice originated with the Lord, and was meant to alert the president to the high risks involved.

Robertson went on to add that the president replied that there would be no casualties.


Nearly four years later, it turns out that Roberston (with a huge assist from the Lord) was a lot better at prognostication than George W. Bush. With more than 3,000 Americans killed and thousands more injured, “disaster and messy” seem apt descriptions of events in Iraq.

America faces a critical juncture in the war on terror, including our commitment to Iraq. President Bush is reportedly about to send up to 20,000 additional Americans into harm’s way.

All patriotic Americans hope and pray that the president makes the right call, and that the war on terror will turn in the favor of coalition forces, and sooner rather than later.

Still, I cannot help but wondering: Has Bush consulted with Pat Robertson about the “surge”?

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!