Wednesday, May 20, 2009

American Military Are Not Christian Soldiers

AU Executive Director Barry Lynn has spoken to a number of news outlets in the US and Europe about the recently reported practice within the Bush Administration of including Bible verses in Defense Dept. intelligence briefings about the Iraq war.

"[US troops] are not Christian crusaders, and they ought not be depicted as such. Depicting the Iraq conflict as some sort of holy war is completely outrageous. It's contrary to the constitutional separation of religion and government, and it's tremendously damaging to America's reputation in the world."

An article posted by The Daily Mail Online (London) shows several of the briefing covers that contain photos and Bible verses:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1184546/Donald-Rumsfelds-holy-war-How-President-Bushs-Iraq-briefings-came-quotes-Bible.html

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