The Dalai Lama said something Tuesday guaranteed to make liberal heads explode.

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the Dalai Lama told his very shocked host, “I love President Bush” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

During an interview to be aired Wednesday evening, Morgan asked his honored guest, “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.”

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