He was cynically playing the religious angle to seduce and manipulate a president who frequently quoted the Bible. But the secretary’s actions were not just oily; he was also taking a risk with national security. If these official daily collages of Crusade-like messaging and war imagery had been leaked, they would have reinforced the Muslim world’s apocalyptic fear that America was waging a religious war.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Rumsfeld's Holy War Cover Sheets
GQ has released eleven cover sheets that Donald Rumsfeld put on his memos to President Bush featuring photos from the war and biblical quotes. There is really nothing funny about this. Here's a quote from Frank Rich's column today about Rumsfeld's irresponsible actions: