Religious Fervor and Politics

In early 2003, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse.

Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their "common faith" (Christianity) and told him: "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 a New Age begins."

  • Taken from: James A. Haught, "A French Revelation, or the Burning Bush," Council for Secular Humanism,, accessed 08/06/09.