Monday, August 10, 2009

All agog about Gog and Magog

DID YOU read that former French president Jacques Chirac said he was "boggled" by George Bush's reasons for appealing to him for French support in 2003 to invade Iraq . I know, still one more leftover from the miserable Bush administration may be over the top, if not tiresome, in dismantling what for the most part has already been dismantled. I get that way myself at times, until a pearl like this one arrives from Chirac's lips.

According to an online report, Chirac said Bush called him and warned that the Middle East was erupting through work of two Biblical evil-doers, Gog and Magog, characters from the Apocalypse. Bush described America's response as a "mission from God"and sought accord from like-minded Christians.

Chirac quoted Bush as saying:

"Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East... The Biblical prophecies are being fulfilled... This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people's enemies before the New Age begins."

Unsurprisingly, biblical diplomacy wasn't good enough to recruit the French,who were later scolded by the administration's symps as being too mulish to merit our consideration of their fried potatoes.


PJJinOregon said...

'Kinda makes me wonder if Dubya expected Prester John to show up and smite the evil doers with with his mighty broadsword. Needless to say, I stand agog at the shenanigans of the mighty among us.

Grumpy Abe said...

Now that you mention it, Prester John had better things to do with his time, mythically speaking, of course. Sarah Palin will tell you that Prester hung around for more than five centuries without benefit of single-payer health care. That's impressive.