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October 25, 2004
MoveOn, Left Wing Now Treat Robertson As Unimpeachable

The Los Angeles Times notes that MoveOn has a new television ad coming out today that uses Pat Robertson's ridiculous statement that George Bush thought there would be zero US casualties in an invasion of Iraq:

Narrator: "On the eve of war with Iraq, the Rev. Pat Robertson said he warned the president to prepare the American people for casualties. He said George Bush told him, 'Oh no, we're not going to have any casualties.' No casualties? This is the same president who said: 'Mission accomplished in Iraq millions of new jobs lower healthcare costs.' Now this president wants four more years?"

Oh, please. Since when did the Left start treating Pat Robertson as a holy Oracle? Robertson is a TV preacher who regularly says the nuttiest things, such as that God told him Bush would get re-elected. At first, Robertson said that God told him it would be a landslide, but later modified it to say that it would be close but Bush would pull it out. Apparently, God likes to play it safe.

Robertson has always been a couple of bricks shy of a load, and what's more, people like those at MoveOn have made careers out of making fun of Robertson and those like him. Their sudden embrace of the fringe preacher looks a lot like opportunistic hypocrisy, unless MoveOn has suddenly decided to also back Messianic propositions like this:

And in the end days there is going to be a coalition between Iraq and Syria. So the events that are taking place right now are extremely significant. I can see a coalition, a federation. We are not talking invasion, but it could happen. This area right now is stirred up with hatred and bitterness. This would encompass modern day Lebanon, which the Syrians have occupied illegally.

Syria is a creation of one of the big powers just like Iraq was. Iraq was a keystroke of Winston Churchill. He formed Iraq. It used to be Mesopotamia. And now it's Iraq. And the same thing with Syria. There was a big fight over whether the British or the French would get it, and the French got it. Syria has a ba'athist regime just like Saddam Hussein.

But they will join together. You can see the geography from Egypt through Israel into Assyria. According to the Bible they're going to be at peace with one another.

Will MoveOn also endorse the invasion of Syria and Lebanon to allow the US to create Greater Assyria and hasten the Second Coming of our Lord? Or perhaps the conversion of all Muslims and Jews in Southwest Asia to Christianity as our new Middle East peace policy? If so, I look forward to their next advertisements...

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 25, 2004 6:10 AM

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