Like Ben Laden, he is using the religious pretext because he has none other !
"Abbas said that at Aqaba, Bush promised to speak
with Sharon about the siege on Arafat. He said
nobody can speak to or pressure Sharon except
According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush
said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I
struck them, and then he instructed me to
strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am
determined to solve the problem in the Middle
East. If you help me I will act, and if not,
the elections will come and I will have to
focus on them"
I once read in a credible german newspaper that when "President" Bush came for his first visit in Europe to meet the European Commission, he talked to the italian catholic president of the commission, Romano Prodi. He told him privately that back in the days when he was a heavy alcoholic, Jesus appeared to him in a vision and promised him that he would be President of the USA if he successfully stopped drinking.
The newspaper wrote that Prodi was speechless after that.