A few years ago, I wrote a post and was taken to task for saying that George Bush had led us into his version of a holy war. He himself used the word “crusade.”
Now comes a GQ story, complete with photos, showing that Donald Rumsfeld’s intelligence briefings to the president were covered with select Bible quotes and pictures:
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” [above a picture of troops preparing to ship out] followed by “Here I am Lord, send me” [superimposed on the troops’ picture]
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” [above an image of a tank at sunrise]
“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” [above an image of a soldier in Baghdad]
“It is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.” [above an image of Saddam Hussein]
“Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, The nation that keeps faith.” [above an image of tanks entering the Baghdad gates]
“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, and your right hand will hold me fast, O LORD” [over a picture of a fighter on a carrier flight deck]
I feel vindicated.
Pardon me while I go throw up.