In a revelation from former French President Chirac, George Bush asked him in 2003 to join the U.S. in the invasion of Iraq in order "to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse."
This comes on the heels of the GQ magazines report on former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld who "attached warlike Bible verses and Iraq battle photos to war reports he hand-delivered to Bush. One declared: “Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.”"
The Charleston Gazette is the only U.S. newspaper to report the Bush-Chirac story and the source comes from an article by James A. Haught, editor of the Gazette, A French Revelation, or The Burning Bush.
Another interesting note gleaned from an earlier Alternet story on the Chirac/Bush encounter:
"There is a curious coda to this story. While a senior at Yale University George W. Bush was a member of the exclusive and secretive Skull & Bones society. His father, George H.W. Bush had also been a "Bonesman", as indeed had his father. Skull & Bones' initiates are assigned or take on nicknames. And what was George Bush Senior's nickname? "Magog"."
My question: was dimwit W. schooled in these nutball ideas by his father, his associates in Skull & Bones, and egged on by cronies such as Rumsfeld? Those bones dudes are like, "secret" so I guess we may never know.
I always thought Bush 43 was an idiot, from the time he stepped on to the national stage and demonstrated that he had not quite mastered third grade grammar. But couple that with a religious fervor that gives W. the yearning for a starring role in his apocalypic vision, and it brings the sad realization that his eight years in the presidency allowed him to bring that horror to life in instigating the Iraq war.