OMG! Bush actually believed all that crap about the rapture!
It turns out that Bush told the French President Jacques Chirac an involved story about the biblical creatures Gog and Magog at work in the Middle East, and how war in Iraq was “willed by God”. This was revealed by Chirac himself in a new book. Chirac was “stupefied and disturbed” by the story.
Bush also told the Palestinian foreign minister that he was on “a mission from God” in launching the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and was receiving commands from the Lord.
UPDATE: A reader points out that The Onion (as usual) solves the mystery of how Dubya received “commands from the Lord” — White House transcripts reveal it was actually Cheney speaking over the White House intercom.
and The Onion has it right, once again:
Voice Of God Revealed To Be Cheney On Intercom
Does anyone else wonder why the Onion is able to predict these things with such accuracy? Weird.
Ehh, even though the article points out that Bush Senior’s nickname was Magog, I’m more inclined to think of Bush and Cheney as Gog and Magog (not necessarily in that order).