Thursday, August 6, 2009

We must prevent Gog and Magog from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

Biggest threat to national security: Giants!
Apparently former French president Jacques Chirac tells of a phone call he received from Dubya in early 2003, as he was trying to garner international support for the Iraq war, when he allegedly said something along the lines of:

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.

Uh, woah.

I don't think I can put it any more eloquently than James A. Haught, writing for the Council for Secular Humanism:

For six years, Americans really haven’t known why he launched the unnecessary Iraq attack. Official pretexts turned out to be baseless. Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction after all, and wasn’t in league with terrorists, as the White House alleged. Collapse of his asserted reasons led to speculation about hidden motives: Was the invasion loosed to gain control of Iraq’s oil—or to protect Israel—or to complete Bush’s father’s vendetta against the late dictator Saddam Hussein? Nobody ever found an answer.

Now, added to the other suspicions, comes the goofy possibility that abstruse, supernatural, idiotic, laughable Bible prophecies were a factor.

Via the Reason Project.

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