Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Holy Waterboarding! God Approves Of Torture!

As well as any policy of Donald Rumsfeld.

From Sodahead:

Worldwide Intelligence update Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used Biblical quotes and pictures to U.S. soldiers and former President Bush to justify was in Iraq. His administration peers are suddenly speaking out.?Seen on MSNBC Channel 46 live, Countdown With Keith Olberman May 18th, 2009. Quoted from document known as The Worldwide Intelligence Update, "On the morning of Thursday, April, 2003, Donald Rumsfeld's Pantagon prepared a top-secret briefing for George W. Bush. This document, known as the Worldwide Intelligence Update. If circulated, it was a daily digest of critical military intelligence so classified that it circulated among only a handful of Pentagon leaders and the President. Runsfeld himself often delivered it by hand, to the White House.

The briefing's cover sheet generally featured triumphant, Color images from the previous days' war efforts: on this particular morning, the picture was of the statue of Saddam Hussien being pulled down in Fridos Square, a grateful Iraqi child kissing an American soldier, and jubilant crowds thronging the streets of newly liberated Bagdad. And above these images, and just below the headline"Secretary of Defense" was a quote that may have some some eyebrows. It came from the Bible, from the Book of Psalms:

"Behold the eye of the Lord in on those who fear deliver their soul from death."
Oh, what a lovely tradition Mr. Rumsfeld had. Now just think of all the passages he could have inserted to suit his feelings at the time:

the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions' den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.
Titus 1:6-8 (in Context) Titus 1 (Whole Chapter)

Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.
Psalm 5:9-11 (in Context) Psalm 5 (Whole Chapter)

I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
Exodus 23:21-23 (in Context) Exodus 23 (Whole Chapter)

for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
Psalm 26:2-4 (in Context) Psalm 26 (Whole Chapter)

(Ooops! That last one was to be saved for the repeal of DADT!)

Seriously: WTF?!? Did Rumsfeld think that Bush needed encouragement to fight Iraq?

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