Friday, October 07, 2005

WHAT WOULD BUDDHA SAY?

As you all know this blog has been filtering through the news of the day to see how it reflects on the teachings of not only Budhha but how we can live our lives better and on purpose.

Corporate America has been riddled with criminal CEO's wreaking havoc with the stabliity of an entire nation. Now we are are faced with an individual that defies logic. There are those who have been both appauled and bewildered by the behaviour of a man who holds the most powerful office in America. In this latest revelation of George W., we find God being used in the most affrontive way I can imagine. To justify a war and the loss of even one life in the name of God is repulsive. When the President justifies his actions he tells us that the terrorists use the name of Allah to justify their killings. Unless there is something missing in the translation....to the Muslim, Allah is God.

As you know we have had many articles re-printed under the title "White Collar Corporate Criminals". Well, this past month in Washington, they have given new meaning to the term "Political Criminals", and just as we have witnessed the trials of Ebbers, Fastow, and Stewart, perhaps it is time to bring the "Elected Criminals" of our society to justice; Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and of course DeLay & Frist . However Buddha says we must show compassion to all beings. And so I offer you this....what would Buddha say about George?


God told me to invade Iraq: 'George, go and fight'

Agence France-Presse
October 7, 2005


LONDON - Palestinian leaders appearing in a BBC documentary say George W. Bush told them he had been instructed by God to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, according to details of the program released yesterday.

The U.S. President made the statement when he met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and then-foreign minister Nabil Shaath in June, 2003, the ministers say in the documentary Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, to be broadcast in Britain this month.

Mr. Bush also told them he had been ordered by God to create a Palestinian state, the ministers said. "President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God,' " Mr. Shaath, now the Palestinian Information Minister, says in the program.

Mr. Shaath goes on to quote the President as saying: "God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.'

"And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq.' And I did.

"And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.'

"And by God I'm gonna do it," Mr. Shaath quotes Mr. Bush as saying.

Mr. Abbas, who was also at the meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheik, recalled how the President told him: "I have a moral and religious obligation. So I will get you a Palestinian state."

A BBC spokesman said the content of the program had been put to the White House but it had refused to comment on a private conversation.

Yesterday, however, White House spokesman Scott McClellan denied Mr. Bush ever made such statements, calling claims that he had done so "absurd."

The three-part series charts the attempts to bring peace to the Middle East, from former U.S. president Bill Clinton's peace talks in 1999-2000 to Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
The program speaks to presidents and prime ministers, and their generals and ministers, about what happened behind closed doors as the peace talks failed and the intifada grew.
The series is due to be screened in Britain on Oct. 10, 17 and 24.

Buddha says; "A man is not a great man because he is a warrior and kills other men; but because he hurts not any living being, he in truth is called great man"

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