holy land crusade

 

 

“I am carrying out divine commands.”

 -President George W. Bush

 

"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while"

-President George W. Bush, the White House South Lawn, September 16, 2001

 

 

 

 

"I would never use God to promote foreign policy decisions"

-President George W. Bush, September 22, 2003

 

 "The president's job is never to promote a religion." 

-President George W, Bush, the Oval Office, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006

 

"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while." 

-President George W. Bush,, characterizing his middle-east adventure as a "crusade"

 

"I believe children ought to be exposed to different theories about how the world started."

-President George W. Bush on the creationism-evolution debate. 

  

“I believe God wants me to be President, but if that doesn’t happen, it’s OK.”

-George W. Bush, Texas 1999

 

“I’ve heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for President.”

-George W. Bush, September 2000, as reported by "Television evangelists" James Robison

 

 "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job." 

-President George W, Bush, July 9, 2004

 

'I am driven with a mission from God'. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did."

-President George W. Bush, as told to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, June 2003

 

"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."

-President George W. Bush, as told to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, June 2003 

 

“I am carrying out divine commands.”

-President George W. Bush, as reported in The Toronto Globe and Mail Feb. 5, 2004 in the presents of the Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

 

Jack Van Impe, an end of the world prophecy enthusiast and TV evangelist reported that he was contacted by Condoleezza Rice's office and the White House Office of Public Liaison for his insights into foreign policy and his advice on future events in the middle east in July 2003.

 

In 2005, according to journalist and author Jeff Sharlet, President Bush had weekly meetings with Christian fundamentalist Ted Haggard, the now former president of the 30 million member National Association of Evangelicals.