President George W. Bush met privately with Focus on the Family Founder and Chairman James Dobson and approximately a dozen Christian right leaders last week to rally support for his policies on Iraq, Iran and the so-called "war on terror."
“I was invited to go to Washington DC to meet with President Bush in the White House along with 12 or 13 other leaders of the pro-family movement," Dobson disclosed on his radio program Monday. “And the topic of the discussion that day was Iraq, Iran and international terrorism. And we were together for 90 minutes and it was very enlightening and in some ways disturbing too."
Dobson and his pals from the "pro-family movement" met to discuss Iraq and Iran. I guess that being "pro-family" means he has special insight to international politics. But that's not all. Dobson apparently bragged about all of this on his Monday radio show. Click that link then move to about 21 minutes when Dobson starts. Here is more:
Dobson went on to enumerate a series of meetings convened by Christian right leaders in Washington to discuss the supposedly existential threat to the United States from a nuclear Iran.
“I heard about this danger [from Iran] not only at the White House but from other pro-family leaders that I met during that week in Washington," he said. “Many people in a position to know are talking about the possibility of losing a city to nuclear or biological or chemical attack. And if we can lose one we can lose ten.
"If we can lose ten we can lose a hundred," he added, “especially if North Korea and Russia and China pile on.”
Here is the clincher:
Got your drum? Beat it to the tune of Onward Christian Soldiers. The right-wing Christians will be leading it. Iran is next. Saddam was Hitler. But Hitler has now been reincarnated into the president of Iran. I haven't listened to Dobson's program before. But I listened to the whole thing tonight. It is amazing how politically active Focus on the Family is in government. It is not politics alone. It is religion as well. Dobson quotes the Bible as prophecy. His program is filled with apocalyptic language of evil. According to Dobson, we are in the last days. Nothing in his program about diplomacy, negotiation, or conversation of any kind. It is all black and white. They are evil and we are good. It is all planned out in the Bible.
Later in his broadcast, during a discussion about Iran with author and self-proclaimed “prophecy expert” Joel Rosenberg, Dobson drew a parallel between current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Adolf Hitler.
“The world looked at Hitler and just didn't believe him and tried to appease him the way we're hearing in Washington today,” Dobson remarked. “You know, the President seems to me does understand this, as I told you from that meeting I had with him the other day, but even there it feels like somebody ought to be standing up and saying, ‘We are being threatened and we are going to meet this with force -- whatever's necessary.’”
Dobson continued, “Some of our listeners might not like that but I tell you, if we didn't stand up to Hitler, we'd be speaking German today.”
Listen to this program. It will be enlightening regarding the vision of the "pro-family" folks like Dobson who are the biggest supporters of this current administration and its policy of war.