I enjoyed watching US President George Bush's speech at the City Club of Cleveland which was telecast live over CNN. I don't really like the dude and his policies but oh man, he is funny when he answers questions. Talking about questions, there was one that was addressed to him by a lady from the floor. She asked him about the apocalypse.
Lady: My question is that author and former Nixon administration official Kevin Phillips, in his latest book, American Theocracy discusses what has been called radical Christianity and its growing involvement into government and politics. He makes the point that members of your administration have reached out to prophetic Christians who see the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism as signs of the apocalypse. Do you believe this, that the war in Iraq and the rise of terrorism are signs of the apocalypse? And if not, why not?
Bush: I haven't really thought of it that way.
And then he went on and on (typical of his long windedness) explaining that his job is to protect Americans from any threats and he takes a practical view doing the job. As usual, he didn't provide a direct answer. Pity. I thought he could give the whole world a tip off about the apocalypse.