In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan to be aired this evening, the Dalai Lama proclaimed that he loves former President George W. Bush, despite having reservations about some of his policies. As you can imagine, the CNN host was flabbergasted.
Video & transcript via Newsbusters:
“Which people that you’ve ever met have really impressed you?”
“I think Nelson Mandela,” responded the Dalai Lama. "Of course as individual, individual person, I love President Bush."
"Which one?" asked Morgan.
"The younger one," said the Dalai Lama
Morgan incredulously responded, “Really?”
“Really,” he clarified. "As a human being. Not as a president of America. Sometimes his policy may not be very, very successful. But as a person, as a human being, very nice person. I love him."
Still seemingly mystified by this, Morgan pressed, “But how did you feel that President Bush went to war so much and was responsible for so many deaths if you’re a man of peace?”
"After he sort of start the Iraq sort of crisis then my other occasion meeting with him,” the Dalai Lama replied, “then I expressed to him, ‘I love you, but your policies concerned, I have some reservations’ I told him."
If you listen carefully, you can hear the subtle sound of a million liberals screaming.