Appearing on CNN's"Paul Zahn Now," Robertson recalled meeting with President Bush in Nashville before the United States invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The president was, said Robertson,"the most self-assured man I've ever met in my life." He had, said the evangelist, what Mark Twain called"the serene confidence which a Christian feels in four aces." Now, Pat Robertson is no stranger to la-la land himself, but even la-la land had its forewarnings about Iraq."I mean, the Lord told me it was going to be A, a disaster, and B, messy," Robertson said. Apparently the Lord hasn't yet learned that the strong noun,"a disaster," is better left unqualified by a weak adjective,"messy." Nonetheless, says Robertson,"I warned [Bush] about casualties.""I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.'"
Robertson said the president then told him,"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
Allen Brill at The Right Christians thinks that Samuel is cutting King Saul loose.