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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Pat Robertson is a Big, Fat Liar

Everybody's favorite Liquor Officer and Christian Businessman, Pat Robertson, claimed that the Leader of the Free World said there would be no American casualties during the Iraqi Liberation (the one where we were welcomed with flowers and sweets). While Robertson had earlier "prophesied" that Our Leader would defeat The Pretender in "a blowout," it's always a calamity when the reality-based community tries to go mano e mano against the faith-based fellowship:

The founder of the U.S. Christian Coalition said Tuesday he told President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq that he should prepare Americans for the likelihood of casualties, but the president told him, "We're not going to have any casualties."

Pat Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, said he had that conversation with the president in Nashville, Tennessee, before the March 2003 invasion U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He described Bush in the meeting as "the most self-assured man I've ever met in my life."

"You remember Mark Twain said, 'He looks like a contented Christian with four aces.' I mean he was just sitting there like, 'I'm on top of the world,' " Robertson said on the CNN show, "Paula Zahn Now."

"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 had better prepare the American people for casualties.' "

Robertson said the president then told him, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."

20 October 2004 CNN

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.

Pat Robertson - Hardball June 22 2004

ROBERTSON: Connie, I have, over the last year or so, been quite concerned about entering into this war. We should have gone in after him in the Gulf War I.

This thing is fraught with danger. And I think we need to understand that. I told the president that just recently, that we have got to prepare the American people for civilian casualties, for possibly our casualties, for gassing, for various chemical weapons against them.

Pat Robertson - CNN February 27, 2003

The Ministry of Faith-based Information swung into full frontal assault against those of little faith and even less political import.

White House and campaign advisers denied Bush made the comment, with adviser Karen Hughes saying, "I don't believe that happened. He must have misunderstood or misheard it."

Traveling with Bush in the Midwest, Hughes said political adviser Karl Rove was in the Feb. 10, 2003, meeting with the president and Robertson in Nashville, but Bush never said there wouldn't be casualties in Iraq.

"Obviously, we already had casualties in Afghanistan at the time. If you look at that, that (the comment) was not consistent with what was going on," she said.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, "Of course, the president never made such a comment."

The voices in Pat Robertson's reality-based head told him, of Iraq:

And so, it was messy. The Lord told me it was going to be, A, a disaster and, B, messy."

And his false prophesy on the show election? Now Robertson claims Bush will win by a "razor-thin" margin but by a substantial Electoral College victory.

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