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Bush and Blair Say God Made Them Do It

Bush and Blair Say God Made Them Do It

By Christine Tomlinson

So I opened the New York TImes and saw, "Blair Invokes God in Decision to Send British Troops to Iraq." Remembering back to 2003 we have Bush saying "God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did."

So Mr Blair and Mr Bush, I ask:

"Why should innocent people die because of your expectation that both history and your god will judge you well? We are all living here now with the consequences of the voices that you hear that claim to be the god of your countrymen. How do we know that you're really tuned in to him and that it's not just your own private way of rationalizing the decisions that you make? I doubt if most people think they were voting for a divine oracle during the elections. We want our leaders to be guided by a transparent moral sense, an ethical framework that we can trust but verify, not some capricious acts taken on faith."

Are we living within a mass psychosis, a delusional net that grips the spirit of our countries and rains down death and destruction, minute by minute? Are we spending our days foraging and screwing and in the end carping and biting because the world doesn't look like we want it? Who was it who said, "Behave damn you!" Oh yes, it was B.F. Skinner. Now there's one sick puppy. His problem, as he explained it in a Time magazine article from 1971, was:

"I've had only one idea in my life - a true idee fixe. To put it as bluntly as possible - the idea of having my own way. 'Control!' expresses it. The control of human behavior."

Now this is really what's happening with these guys who are in positions of leadership in our countries. They're frustrated by the lack of control. Things just don't go the way they're supposed to, according to the voices in their heads.

It sure looks to me like we're being led by little minds thinking that they can actually control around six billion people and make them do what they want and satisfy whatever needs they have -- like self esteem and wealth. This is bankrupt. This is dysfunctional. This is sick. How many of our countrymen believe this crap? And are the rest of us just meat in the market, barely more than cattle to the slaughter?


Christine Tomlinson is publisher, of Bush Watch (

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