Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. ~ Ephesians 6:13Donald Rumsfeld never struck me as a sky pilot. Incompetent, yes; senile, probably. But, I didn't guess he was a religious fanatic. I was wrong. GQ has revealed that Rumsfeld's intelligence briefings were ablaze with Crusader imagery and biblical quotations. These reports were ultra-top secret technical briefings, absolutely no place for cartoonish photos and devotional text. These briefings should have a plain, "just the facts ma'am" approach.
Part of this, I am certain, is that George Bush wouldn't look at anything that didn't have pretty pictures on the cover and didn't start with a scriptual reading. But most of it is caused by the insanity of the Bush years. We had a president who believed he was annointed by God, a military that believed they were tasked with paving the way for Armageddon, and a vice-president who could only achieve sexual climax while listening to the screams of torture victims.
It is truly a wonder we all survived.