I wrote this response to an email picking apart an article claiming that Bush believes he’s on a mission from god.
Ok, hang on. I didn’t read this article, but let’s look at a recent quote from Bush on this same subject:
“I believe that God wants everybody to be free. That’s what I believe. And that’s been part of my foreign policy. In Afghanistan, I believe that the freedom there is a gift from the Almighty. And I can’t tell you how encouraged I am to see freedom on the march.”
Now let’s use a bit of basic logic and break out these comments…
A: God wants everybody to be free
B: Bush has made “making everyone free” part of his foreign policy
C: Freedom has been brought to Afghanistan (through a US invasion) as a gift from God
Conclusion: Bush is doing Gods work by brining freedom to Afghanistan (and by extension the rest of the world through his foreign policy)
I’m not trying to twist his words or anything here, it’s all right there. If anyone doesn’t agree with the breakdown let me know.
Look at what this says to the rest of the world. How hypocritical is it that the US is fighting against “extremism and fundamentalism” yet invading countries under the banner of “my god wants you to be free and we’re going to come do it for him?” How much more religiously extreme can you get than invading a country to “free them for your god?”
To me, this is by far the most offensive and dangerous part of Bush. It’s like we went and got a leader from the middle ages, when this kind of stuff was acceptable (to the leaders, anyways)