So that's what he's been up to since his divorce (see also
And another Bush joins the Reverend Moon world tour. Brother Neil's journey
with Washington Times owner and possible Messiah Rev. Sun Myung Moon is reported
in the Manila Bulletin.
The occasion: promoting Moon's idea for Universal Peace Federation. According
to Moon's promotional
videos, his organizations are prophecied to kick off his "Eternal Peace
Kingdom," in which all religions and countries would become one under his
To the casual observer, a surprising cause for a Bush to get behind...
World peace advocate and staunch supporter of interfaith cooperation Rev.
Sun Myung Moon yesterday praised President Arroyo and Speaker Jose de Venecia
for their pioneering efforts in pushing global interfaith dialogue that has
won the approval of the United Nations.
Moon is in the country to open the inaugural convocation of the Universal
Peace Federation (UPF) in Manila.
Together with peace leaders that included Neil Bush, younger brother
of US President George W. Bush, Moon arrived yesterday as part of
a 100-day tour that is taking him to 100 cities in 67 nations and covering
a journey of almost 100,000 miles.
Moon said the UN global interfaith dialogue has now led to major regional
dialogues in various parts of the world, complementing serious peacemaking
efforts in conflict areas whether in Mindanao, Aceh in Indonesia, Nepal, Chechnya
De Venecia first brought up the proposal for an interfaith dialogue when
he joined President Arroyo during her call on Bush at the White House two
Bush had reportedly called the proposal "a brilliant idea."
As part of this tour -- which hasn't been fully embraced by the real U.N.,
contrary to the reporter's assertion -- Moon is also calling for a tunnel
linking Alaska and Russia, with help from the chairman
of the Arizona GOP and various metropolitan leaders of different political
As regular readers of this blog know, Neil is taking part in a family tradition.
Barbara and George H.W. Bush have long
attended Moon's lucrative and stately peace festivities, which stress the
Reverend's mastery of family values as God's path to world peace. It's unclear
whether wayward son Neil, who romped
with prostitutes in Asia, has any special expertise in this area.
Lately Neil Bush has also been jogging with a fugitive
Russian tycoon and lobbying Capitol Hill for Scientology.