Bewildered, Jacque Chirac did not react immediately.
May 31, 2009 6:21 AM Subscribe
“This confrontation is willed by God, who wants to use this conflict to erase his people’s enemies before a New Age begins”.
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Chirac is said to have been stupefied and disturbed by Bush’s invocation of Biblical prophesy to justify the war in Iraq and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs” according to Jean-Claude Maurice
in his book Si vous le répétez, je démentirai...
published by Plon
As this is a mostly English site - the only other English link I found was here
During those private interviews, Jacque Chirac had purportedly confessed to the journalist some personal remarks regarding the faith of George W. Bush that seemed quite daunting. He told the journalist that the latter called him twice beseeching him basically, in the name of their common “spiritual faith”, i.e., “Christianity”, to join the collective effort of the coalition being formed to wage a preemptive war against Iraq. In his first telephonic call he reportedly said to Jacque Chirac: “Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East” and then added that “the biblical prophecies are being fulfilled”. Bewildered, Jacque Chirac did not react immediately.
I look forward to the 'surely this will .....' posts which have been missing after mid Jan 2009.