Sunday, October 09, 2005

POLITICS: Bush: 'God Told Me To Invade Iraq, Afghanistan'

(Democracy Now)
As President Bush announces his renewed war on what he calls radical Islam, a new BBC series is revealing new details about President Bush's own perceived religious mission. According to the BBC, Bush told Palestinian ministers in 2003 that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq - and to create a Palestinian State. In the BBC program, Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen and foreign minister Nabil Shaath describe their first meeting with President Bush in June 2003. Shaath quotes Bush as saying at the time QUOTE "I'm driven with 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,'" Shaath quoted Bush as saying. The White House denied Bush made the comments, calling them "absurd."

WORLD NEWS: Over 30,000 feared dead in Pakistan Earthquake-Where's the American media?

At least 30,000 men, women and children are feared killed and tens of thousands more injured in what has been declared the worse earthquake in Pakistan history. The deadly quake will reportedly leave 2.5 million people needing shelter after the monterous 7.6 earthquake destroyed the Pakistan-Indian border. The damage spans at least 250 miles from Jalalbad in Afghanistan to Srinagar in northern India.
But where is the American media coverage. We have to flip through all of the cable news channels non-stop to catch even a quick blurb about this catastrophe. Why? Don't we care about the lives and horrific deaths of others. We expect other countries to care about us when catastrophes occur here in America, and the world outpouring of care is always tremendous toward us. But it is a sad day when tens of thousands abroad can be killed by a natural disaster and we just yawn about it.