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Sunday, March 05, 2006

 

Bobbsey Twins for God - Tony Blair and G.W. Bush

Onward Christian Soldiers
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Seymour Hersh wrote in The New Yorker: "After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the former official said, he was told that Bush felt that “"God put me here”" to deal with the war on terror. The President'’s belief was fortified by the Republican sweep in the 2002 congressional elections; Bush saw the victory as a purposeful message from God that "“he is the man", the former official said. Publicly, Bush depicted his reëlection as a referendum on the war; privately, he spoke of it as another manifestation of divine purpose." And in England, Prime Minister Tony Blair said during a televised chat show on March 4th: "........that God and history will eventually judge his decision to go to war with Iraq, and says his decision, like much of his policymaking, was underpinned by his Christian faith." "Mr Blair made the remarks in an appearance on Parkinson ........., in which he spoke of the struggle with his conscience to do the right thing because people's lives are at stake." We don't know how God will judge Mr. Blair but, with all the facts that are now public about the lies and deception that went into the decision to go war, history is not likely to be kind.

The toll in human terms as of March 3rd
U.S. Soldiers 2300
UK Soldiers 103
Iraqi civilians - Minimum : 28636 Maximum 32270.
Source: Iraq Coalition Casualties and Iraq Body Count

Faith-based Foreign Policy

George Bush is the darling of the so called Christian right, the evangelicals who consider themselves to be the chosen ones, waiting for the second coming when they will ascend to heaven. In President Bush,a BAC, they have a champion who is mindful of their clout and does everything he can to please them. From anti-abortion measures, sex education, to school prayers, and public display of Ten Commandments, the president is a zealous advocate. Now our foreign policy is being influenced by evangelical Christians. The world has reason to worry about this modern day crusader. He has almost four more years. Howard LaFranchi writes in The Christian Science Monitor: When President Bush recently used a public forum to announce his support for a more robust international intervention in Sudan's Darfur region - catching even some of his senior aides off guard - it was yet another milestone for the rising interest of Christian evangelicals in US foreign policy. In just a few years, conservative Christian churches and organizations have broadened their political activism from a near-exclusive domestic focus to an emphasis on foreign issues.
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Enquiry Begins About Coverup of Pat Tillman's Death

The army has announced that a criminal investigation will be conducted about the death of one-time NFL player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan in a friendly fire incident. Originally, the army had reported that Tillman died in enemy action. Tillman's family had reasons to question that and pushed for facts.
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