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October 20, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

NO CASUALTIES?....How bizarre is this?

Pat Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, said he had [a] conversation with the president in Nashville, Tennessee, before the March 2003 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."

...."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."

If this is true, it's scarier than the entire 10,000 words of Suskind's article last Sunday. And you know what? A year ago I probably wouldn't have believed it. It's just too bizarre, even for someone who despises Bush as much as I do. Today, though, I find it sadly believable.

On another note, it appears that God told Robertson the war was a bad idea. I wish He'd make up His mind....

UPDATE: More here. Robertson may have been shading the truth a wee bit about his presidential conversation....

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