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BOOK: BUSH AND PUTIN DISCUSS JESUS CROSS
Drudge Report ^ | 11/04/2001 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 11/04/2001 5:38:10 PM PST by Pokey78

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN NOV 04, 2001 20:01:39 ET XXXXX

BOOK: BUSH AND PUTIN DISCUSS JESUS CROSS

U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin bonded and looked into each other's souls -- over talk of a Christan cross that Putin had blessed in the Holy Land, a new book reveals!

The stunning Bush/Putin revelation is reported for the first time in bestselling author Peggy Noonan's upcoming book WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING.

"[Putin] basically seemed he was saying there was a higher power," Bush tells Nooonan of his meeting with the Russian leader last summer.

The report emerges as the two presidents are set to meet again next week in Washington and at Bush's ranch in Texas.

Bush tells Noonan that he said to Putin: "I think you judge a person on something other than politics. I think it's important for me and you to look for the depth of a person's soul and character... I was touched by the fact your mother gave you a cross."

Putin explained to Bush that he has taken to wearing the cross, which he had blessed in Jerusalem.

Putin said that one day he feared the cross was lost in a house which burned down.

Bush tells Noonan in an Oval Office interview: "Putin said to me, 'The thing I was most worried about was I lost my cross that my mother had given me. And a worker came.' He wanted to tell the worker, 'Go find the cross -- I lost my cross.' The worker came over."

Putin gestured toward Bush as he acted out the story. The worker walked up to Putin and put out his hand and opened it up.

"And the cross was there."

Putin told Bush: "It was as if something meant for me to have the cross."

Bush shares with Noonan: "I said, 'Mr. Putin, President Putin, that's what it's all about -- that's THE story of the cross."

Noonan writes: "I thought later, after I had left the White House, that Bush, as a believer who feels he has been born again in Christ, would likely have interpreted what happened between them with great simplicity: God is here, is operating through us, wants good for the world, performs miracles."

Noonan explores the Bush/Putin cross conversation along with other stories of morality and faith in public life in her new book WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING, A STORY OF RONALD REAGAN, set for release November 12 by VIKING. [Ranked #1423 on AMAZON's sales list Sunday evening.]

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1 posted on 11/04/2001 5:38:10 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: *Peggy Noonan list
Indexing
2 posted on 11/04/2001 5:39:58 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
Thank God for the Russian people who defied the Soviet state and continued to worship Jesus. We can see the results now!
3 posted on 11/04/2001 5:41:03 PM PST by Deborah63
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To: Pokey78
I will always believe God called George Bush to be President. This story is another sign of that truth.
4 posted on 11/04/2001 5:41:57 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Pokey78
Bump for Character.
5 posted on 11/04/2001 5:42:56 PM PST by cactmh
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To: Pokey78
,,,over talk of a Christan cross that Putin had blessed...

Huh,Putin blessed a cross?? What???

6 posted on 11/04/2001 5:46:57 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Pokey78
President Reagan & President Dubya....two great Presidents.
7 posted on 11/04/2001 5:47:17 PM PST by Reborn
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To: Pokey78
If Bush and Putin become friends, it will be a good thing for America and Russia and a very bad thing for the terrorist Muslims. Bet Bin Laden didn't bank on the U.S. and Russia becoming staunch allies.
8 posted on 11/04/2001 5:48:21 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: mdittmar
Putin had the cross blessed by someone in the Holy Land, most likely an Orthodox priest, I'd guess.
9 posted on 11/04/2001 5:49:06 PM PST by longleaf
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To: Pokey78
love peggy noonan, can't wait for the book!

what an amazing story this is!

10 posted on 11/04/2001 5:49:41 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Miss Marple
I think the fact that the one man who acknowledged Jesus Christ during the presidential debates is the same man sitting in the White House today is not mere coincidence.
11 posted on 11/04/2001 5:50:11 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: mdittmar
which he had blessed in Jerusalem.

Ahh,had blessed.

Now it makes sense.

12 posted on 11/04/2001 5:50:11 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Putin had the cross blessed.
13 posted on 11/04/2001 5:50:24 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Serb5150
ain't life beautiful? bump
14 posted on 11/04/2001 5:50:47 PM PST by jwfiv
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To: Pokey78
What a great story! Shocking to be honest. Can't wait to read the book, I love Peggy, she has the most wonderful way with words!
15 posted on 11/04/2001 5:50:52 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: summer
Ping
16 posted on 11/04/2001 5:51:00 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: hobbes1; dubyaismypresident; RikaStrom; SeaDragon
ping for peggy.
17 posted on 11/04/2001 5:51:15 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Pokey78
Peg Noonan's writing is like a grilled cheese sandwich. Warm, gooey and desperately lacking substance.
18 posted on 11/04/2001 5:52:38 PM PST by Belial
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To: mdittmar
"Huh,Putin blessed a cross?? What???"

When he was in the Holy Land a cleric blessed the cross....he had the cross blessed. Putin had (it) blessed.

This is an amazing story for many reasons. God Bless Dubya! God Bless Putin Too.

19 posted on 11/04/2001 5:53:22 PM PST by Theresa
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To: Miss Marple
I will always believe God called George Bush to be President.

I agree. Kings have traditionally been the representatives of God, if not God incarnate.
20 posted on 11/04/2001 5:54:16 PM PST by Belial
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To: Belial
Peg Noonan's writing is like a grilled cheese sandwich. Warm, gooey and desperately lacking substance.Peg Noonan's writing is like a grilled cheese sandwich. Warm, gooey and desperately lacking substance.

You, sir, fail to appreciate both!

21 posted on 11/04/2001 5:55:39 PM PST by drstevej
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To: Pokey78
This is so unbelievable. Putin is playing Bush for all he is worth.
22 posted on 11/04/2001 5:55:49 PM PST by Glenn
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To: drstevej
Nah, I like a grilled cheese now and then!
23 posted on 11/04/2001 5:56:20 PM PST by Belial
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To: Miss Marple
In total agreement Bump
24 posted on 11/04/2001 5:58:35 PM PST by lawgirl
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To: Belial
*yawn*
25 posted on 11/04/2001 5:58:36 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: Belial
Your playing devil's advocate is very interesting .
26 posted on 11/04/2001 5:59:25 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Glenn
This is so unbelievable. Putin is playing Bush for all he is worth.

Take it easy.

Do you really think this deep religious conversation just happened to be overheard by reporters?

When politicians thump Bibles and kiss babies, ladies faint and men get ready to fight. It's a tried and true formula; it works every time.
27 posted on 11/04/2001 5:59:33 PM PST by Belial
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To: Belial
I agree. Kings have traditionally been the representatives of God, if not God incarnate.

Oh yeah...W is really a king...uh-huh

28 posted on 11/04/2001 6:00:39 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: Glenn
I don't doubt that putin is sincere.

I recall a book about the KGB (the one by readers digest) in which a KGB agent begged a Russian Orthodox priest to baptize his baby daughter although he knew the priest was himself a KGB agent. He did this knowing the priest would have power over him because of that discretion.

This agent was not a Christian, yet he somehow knew he wanted his baby to be one.

29 posted on 11/04/2001 6:00:54 PM PST by Shanda
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To: Glenn
keep underestimating Bush just like everyone else....then they seem shocked when things go exactly the way he wanted them to. Who is getting his way???? Seems to me Putin is ready to cave on a few things not BUSH!
31 posted on 11/04/2001 6:03:43 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Shanda
I don't doubt that putin is sincere.

I do. Of course I hope that I am wrong. Trust but verify.

32 posted on 11/04/2001 6:46:59 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: patent
Ping
33 posted on 11/04/2001 6:51:36 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: Miss Marple
Ditto your exact comment.
34 posted on 11/04/2001 6:53:03 PM PST by onyx
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To: Pokey78
Russia and America! Soldiers of Christ! Nothing can stop us now! With Russia and America United we will defeat the infidels and the crusades will be done!
35 posted on 11/04/2001 7:15:02 PM PST by Burkeman1
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To: cdwright
"If this is real it is very heavy and blows alot of popular eschatology out of the water....."

Good. It is high time that people begin to realize that the final chapters of Ezekiel have beans to do with present-day Russia. It was always pretty dubious arguing that, since Rosh sounds kinda like "Russia" and since "Meshech" and "Moscow" both have an M and a C in them than they're obviously one in the same. I would be most pleased in Hal Lindsey's swill finally goes to the dustbin where it belongs.

36 posted on 11/04/2001 7:17:51 PM PST by AndrewSshi
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To: Romulus
**Bone-numbing Gullible** alert.

(Since when did GRU have dispensation for holy blessings?)

Posts like this take all the fun out of wondering whether or not folks will throng to kiss the feet of the Anti-Christ.

37 posted on 11/04/2001 7:21:48 PM PST by Askel5
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To: Belial
I agree. Kings have traditionally been the representatives of God, if not God incarnate.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

38 posted on 11/04/2001 7:24:56 PM PST by captain11
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To: jwfiv; Serb5150
Someone ought to tell Drudge that the cross was probably like this


40 posted on 11/04/2001 7:28:17 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: captain11
Posts like this take all the fun out of wondering whether or not folks will throng to kiss the feet of the Anti-Christ.

True. Scary when disruptors like Belial seem to have a better grip than most of the thread.

41 posted on 11/04/2001 7:29:41 PM PST by captain11
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To: Pokey78
Merry Christmas.........Everyone!!
43 posted on 11/04/2001 7:34:20 PM PST by maestro
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I wonder how many people were deported, tortured or executed while Putin wore that cross during his KGB years...Oh, wait - those sort of actions prove that he fits right in with that old time Christianity, don't they?
44 posted on 11/04/2001 7:34:27 PM PST by David Gould
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To: Pokey78
Sure,,,,and pigs fly............the former head of the KGB has got religion..... you people will believe anything.
45 posted on 11/04/2001 7:36:33 PM PST by cayman99
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To: AndrewSshi

"If this is real it is very heavy and blows alot of popular eschatology out of the water....."

Good. It is high time that people begin to realize that the final chapters of Ezekiel have beans to do with present-day Russia. It was always pretty dubious arguing that, since Rosh sounds kinda like "Russia" and since "Meshech" and "Moscow" both have an M and a C in them than they're obviously one in the same. I would be most pleased in Hal Lindsey's swill finally goes to the dustbin where it belongs

A careful reading of Ezekiel 38 and Revelation will show that the attack on Israel from the north corresponds to the post-millenium rebellion recorded in Revelation 20. Ezekiel 38 says Israel will be dwelling at peace in their land with unwalled (unfortified) cities--a millenial condition that has never existed in history.

47 posted on 11/04/2001 7:48:31 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner
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"Kings have traditionally been the representatives of God, if not God incarnate. "

And there came among the people a King, and he said "Can't we all just get along?"
, and his name was Rodney.

48 posted on 11/04/2001 7:51:42 PM PST by APBaer
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To: Pokey78
I believe GW is President..."for such a time as this".
49 posted on 11/04/2001 7:57:51 PM PST by Faithfull
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