<center><h1><a href=http://www.businessweek.com/print/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2003/nf2003037_4103_db056.htm?gb>Bush, the Bible, and Iraq</a></h1></center> By Stan Crock <blockquote>What scares so many people outside the U.S. is the President's religious, apocalyptic rhetoric. Is he really ready for Armageddon? Not likely Two reasons have surfaced for the deep divisions over Iraq that have created a political chasm between the U.S. and allies such as France, Germany, and Russia. One is that other nations oppose what they see as an unprovoked war. The second is that they view the threat Baghdad poses to the world as far less ominous than the one the Bush Administration imagines. A third factor is also at work, though: religious rhetoric, perhaps even fervor, which divides the President and many of those who voted for him from leading thinkers abroad, including those in some Western democracies. As European nations become more secular, they're increasingly suspicious of a country with a born-again Christian President, whose political base includes the majority of non-Arab fundamentalists in the U.S. British playwright Harold Pinter spotlighted this suspicion when he recently called Bush "a hired Christian thug." Iraq plays into these concerns like no other issue. One reason is that fundamentalist Christian doctrine envisions a horrific conflict, the Biblical Armageddon, as the way to hasten the return of Jesus and the Millennium -- not the 21st century, but a thousand years of enlightenment that Jesus will return to preside over, according to the Good Book. And guess where Armageddon is supposed to take place.</blockquote> This ain't "<i>The Blues Brothers</i>", it's the real world, with real consequences...And Dubbyuh's on a mission from god. Which one though, I'm not quite sure. He claims Christ a role model, but I don't think, from what I've read of Christian theology, that Christ would not condone Dubbyuh's actions, and would probably be pretty pissed about a smirking little hypocrite like Dubbyuh claiming him as a role model. Besides, God and I had a long talk this morning, and She told me that She has nothing to say to Dubbyuh...Says he's too mentally unstable.