May 17, 2009

A GQ article on Donald Rumsfeld . The throw up in your mouth interesting bit is the dozen or so cover sheets for the daily Iraq War intelligence briefing. Each with its own passage from the bible. The slide show on the main link isn't working for me, but you can see them by incrementing the image numbers in the URL of the second link.

from NYTimes ...Rumsfeld is not known for ostentatious displays of piety. He was cynically playing the religious angle to seduce and manipulate a president who frequently quoted the Bible.

  • Yeah, that sounds about right. So how have things changed since the Middle Ages?
  • Heckuva job, Rummy.
  • I didn't think it was possible to feel more disgust toward Bushco... and then I see something like this. Given the craven manner with which the GOP courted the religious right, with Bush's stated belief that he was divinely chosen, I'm not surprised to see Bible quotes used on propaganda. Numbers show that Americans are leaving organized religion in droves. I wonder how much this kind of thing helps erode belief? Using religion to justify unconscionable acts can only contribute to cynicism--ironic given that many Bush supporters are the same people who claim we need to "get back to God."
  • Yeah, cynicism!! Obviously the moral compass is spinning wildly in organized religions. Perhaps it's time for a reevaluation of just what it means to be a moral and ethical human being and leave the FSM, et al. out of it.