I would like to emphasize in advance that I could not have made up today’s weird thing, which is bizarre enough that I had no doubt it would be today’s weird thing. Yesterday Barry sent me a link to “Bush claimed God told him to invade Iraq, Afghanistan: BBC” (and yes, that title is accurate). I hoped it was merely bad reporting. Unfortunately, Bush’s claim to prophecy was repeated in “Bush: Iraq invasion was my mission from God” this morning. I do not know which deity allegedly has been speaking to our questionably elected president, but it was probably not the God of the Hebrew Bible or the New Testament. If it was the first, Bush would have been read the riot act on his efforts to rid the US of social justice and turn the country into an authoritarian dictatorship, not to mention his idiotic “road map”. If it was the second, Bush would have arguably been told to be pacifistic. In any case, since Bush is not producing any reason to believe him (like a nontrivial prediction or a miracle), he is lying, in which case he is a false prophet and thus deserves death (at the hands of a court only; if you kill him extra-judicially, you are a murderer), or he is delusional. In either case, he is unfit for public office and should be removed immediately. You may want to contact the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives about this.
Shabbath shalom, and may you be sealed in the book of life for a good year.