He's not acting as a "theologian" (you stole that reference from Pat Robertson anyway).
The alternative to saying good things about Islam for public consumption is to essentially endorse all the hatred that is being poured out against Muslims, including those who do nothing but try to live their lives the best they can.
Bush may believe or not believe what he is saying, but it is a good thing he is saying it.
All the hysteria being poured out by evangelicals and folks on this website are exactly why it is a good thing he is saying it.
Classic line. 100% true. I will go on record saying that he knows little about his own religion...what can he possibly know about Islam, other than what the Saudi Royals tell him?
But he seems so knowledgable:
"Inside the ornate mosque, Bush offered an explanation of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan..."I mean, he's obviously an expert. How else could you explain his visit to a mosque to explain to Muslims exactly what it is they are celebrating?