Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Burning Bush: Biblical Prophecy, Not WMD, Reason for Iraq War

In a shocking revelation, we now learn that George W. Bush used Biblical prophecy to justify the war in Iraq. A book by former French President Jacques Chirac recounts what Bush said to him:
“Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins.”

Chirac was astonished by Bush’s comment and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs.” At the time Bush was assembling the so-called “coalition of the willing” to join the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Chirac stalled and asked a theologian, Dr. Thomas Romer, to analyze Bush’s bizarre comment. Dr. Romer noted that in the Old Testament Book of Ezequiel (Chs. 38 and 39), Gog and Magog are sinister entities that threaten Israel. God vows to strike them down ruthlessly, a sentiment re-emphasized in the Book of Revelation.

There is a solid foundation for indicting Bush for war crimes on the basis of nonexistent WMD. If, in fact, Bush initiated and prosecuted a war with Iraq based on religious prophecy, this is a criminal violation of the constitutional separation of church and state, which caused the deaths of more than 4,000 American troops and thousands upon thousands of Iraquis.

According to legal scholars, Bush can be impeached and convicted even after leaving office.

And he should be -- To the fullest extent of our SECULAR CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.

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