We have never been a fan of Donald Rumsfeld’s bloodthirst and his self-congratulatory parades — but the revelation this week of his purposeful injection of the Bible into United States War Policy in order to salve a contemptible Commander in Chief — is the beginning of the melting away of the Bad Bush Policy that brought us to war in the Middle East, and Obama better get out of the way of the truth, or he’ll get washed under with Rumsfeld and Cheney and Bush as a co-conspirator in the torture cover up and in the unholy war against the Muslim faithful. GQ magazine — known more for celebrating men’s style than revealing war atrocities – published the cover pages for Rumsfeld’s Top Secret “Worldwide Intelligence Update” where Bible quotes were pasted over United States soldiers in action to help Bush find comfort in the blood he was letting.
Many conservatives have urged Obama to not release more images of torture because those rueful semiotics will only inflame the Middle East again — but those images are already finding their way into the public eye — and the rationale behind not releasing all images of state-sponsored USA torture is instantly rendered moot with the revelation of these shameful Rumsfeld reports that make it clear a Christian United States was invoking its God and its Bible in the race to defeat the Muslim enemy.
If we are not all offended at having the Bible and our soldiers mixed on the same government war update, then we need to rethink our allegiances and alliances in the light of the world where comity and good behavior are not the expectation, but the requirement of being a leader nation.
Obama needs to get in front of the previous administration on torture and the invocation of the Bible in national policy — and the longer Obama waits, the more complicit he becomes in the tainted ruse.
Do you think the United States Senate and House of Representatives and military would survive with an atheist president? Perhaps a godless leader is precisely what we need right now to rinse the residue of religion forever from the official policy of a non-Christian, but still sovereign, nation.