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Monday, May 25, 2009

Bush’s delusional “mission from God”

Biblical bogeymen Gog and Magog

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea." Revelation 20:7–8

In 2003, Bush gave French President Jacques Chirac a bizarre (and Chirac thought, disturbing) explanation for invading Iraq:

“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins."

Bush’s “crusade” in Iraq turns out to be just that.

The Leader, according to Chirac, described the importance of defeating Biblical phantasms Gog and Magog who, he had it on Good Authority, were at work in the Middle East trying to destroy Israel.

In a new book by French journalist Jean Claude Maurice, Chirac explains that he “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs."

According Yale professor Clive Hamilton, who describes the incident in an article for Counterpunch:

“There can be little doubt now that President Bush’s reason for launching the war in Iraq was, for him, fundamentally religious. He was driven by his belief that the attack on Saddam’s Iraq was the fulfillment of a Biblical prophesy in which he had been chosen to serve as the instrument of the Lord.”

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