July 10, 2003


The website 1924.org (“Informing the Muslim community in Britain”) reports:

In a conversation with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, George Bush offered a measure of delusion and lunacy that surprised many. Not content with the mass murder, war and illegal occupation of the Muslim lands that he has engaged in for the past two years, he now claims divine authority for his crimes. In what can only be described as an obscene insult to any believer in Allah (SWT) and the last day, Bush has claimed himself as a messenger of god.

He told Abbas that he was ready to help him: "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."

Consider yourself “informed”, Britain.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 10, 2003 03:51 AM

The article should have quoted the President as vowing to "put a prompt stop to the hooliganism" in the Middle East.

That would sound about as genuine as the (alleged, fabricated) quotes in the article.

Posted by: RJGator at July 10, 2003 at 04:52 AM

Brought to you by the same people and networks that believed Baghdad Bob.

Posted by: P. Ingemi at July 10, 2003 at 05:29 AM

The writer of that pulp must have plaigarised it from ABC-BBC or the SMH or Guardian, or all four. For it bears more than passing resemblance to comments spewed out by those organs.

Posted by: d at July 10, 2003 at 10:48 AM

Wow. No wonder the Arab world is stuck in the Middle Ages. The same sources told them that the U.S. could never beat Iraq in a war, that there were no American infidels in Baghdad, and that American soldiers would not fight.

Posted by: ekw at July 10, 2003 at 04:50 PM

Is there any source for this, or is this just made up trash? Bush has a tendency to stumble verbally, but this is a pratfall.

Posted by: aelfheld at July 11, 2003 at 06:55 AM

Source, aelfield, straight from the toileting bowels, per above pooper scoopers, to suspect

Posted by: d at July 11, 2003 at 11:50 AM