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At the relevant time -- call it January 2002 through sometime in 2007, when we just gave up trying to understand his motivations for anything -- one of the big questions among those of us who weren't fond of GWB was "what's the real reason he wants to invade Iraq?". Threats of violence had quickly returned Saddam to compliance with the inspection regime, the No-Fly Zone and associated surveillance kept him securely contained, a free Kurdistan was wobbling to its feet, and any Al-Qaeda connection was based upon tenuous evidence of a distant alignment (held against compelling evidence of a vicious mutual antipathy).

By then, the "Corporate Greed-Monger" narrative for Bush and his controllers had already overcome the "Religiously Obsessed Bumpkin" narrative (though both had currency, along with "Monomaniacal Hegemony Humper" and "Daddy-Obsessed Revenge Seeker"). Back then, I made, to at least some people seeing this now, this joke.

"Joke".

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Well, I suppose it's better than my other joke theory.

Date: 2009-08-07 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityvixen.livejournal.com
Is this about the Blackwater stuff that's been coming out? Because that shit is scary.

Date: 2009-08-07 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edgehopper.livejournal.com
Yes, of all the people for Bush to confide his apocalyptic views to, it was Jacques Chirac.

Honestly, this is crazier than the birther stuff.

Date: 2009-08-08 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
Of all the people in the world for Orly Taitz to confide her ideas about citizenship to it was [insert anybody she's ranted to]. I grant that it's possibly untrue, though. Of course, were it a self-aggrandizing "ha ha bumpkins" story from Chirac, he probably wouldn't be entirely confused and have to ask a professor about it.

Date: 2009-08-07 11:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-08 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacewood.livejournal.com
Maybe it's cos I'm being contrarian here, but I'm skeptical of this claim, for two reasons.

a) No outlets have picked up the story at all -- in scouring the web, I don't see any source except for this secularhumanism link. I'm well aware that the MSM routinely doesn't report a lot of things, but I remain skeptical of stories without more sourcing than basically a website.

b) I am convinced George Bush does not possess enough knowledge of the Bible to know about Gog and Magog.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] negativeq.livejournal.com
bb's post on this subject (where I saw it, incidentally) has some people digging up other sources for Chirac's statement.

Date: 2009-08-09 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cbreakr.livejournal.com
My god, you've finally merged into a single form! It's a sign of the end times!

Date: 2009-08-09 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cbreakr.livejournal.com
Everything out there seems to be a reference right back to the French book. Maybe the university professor they consulted will speak up.

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