Rumsfeld to Bush: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Rumsfeld Intelligence Briefing

According to GQ, Donald Rumsfeld chose to spice up Intelligence Daily Briefings (supplied to George Bush) with inspirational Bible verses.   Rumsfeld, who is not known to be particularly religious,  often delivered said reports to the president in person.  The reasons behind this approach aren’t explained.

RawStory reports:

Less than one month after U.S. and coalition forces invaded Iraq in March 2003, a “Worldwide Intelligence Update” reached then-President Bush with the following quote on the cover of the briefing, above photos of jubilant Iraqi crowds in newly liberated Baghdad: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him…To deliver their soul from death.”

One week earlier, on April 3, 2003, another of these reports reached Bush, and its cover contained a passage from the book of Proverbs: “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Check out these examples:


“Crusade,” anyone?  Intellectual dishonesty (considering Bush’s POV and love of illustrated stories)? I wonder…

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