Maddow: George W. Bush Allying Himself with People Using U.S. Foreign Policy to Bring About End Times

Mother Jones reporter Sarah Posner broke the story this week that George W. Bush is keynoting a fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a group with the goal of getting Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah in the quest to bring about the Second Coming of Christ. Rachel Maddow found it more than a little disturbing a former President of the United States would freely associate himself with a fringe, controversial group like that.

Maddow reminded viewers of the odd history the Bush administration had with apocalypse groups, including a report from 2004 that a top staffer on Bush’s national security council met with apocalyptic groups over their concerns about American foreign policy towards Israel gearing towards the Second Coming.

She said it wasn’t an “accident” U.S. foreign policy under Bush seemed to be fulfilling Biblical prophecy. Maddow reminded viewers of past associations Republicans like John McCain and Glenn Beck have had with these groups, and now George W. Bush is freely associating with them.

Freely associating with a group attempting to convert Jews to bring about the end of the world as we know it.

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

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