Bible quotations and images of American soldiers praying were used as the cover sheets for Pentagon briefing memos prepared in the early days of the Iraq War for then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, according to an explosive article on the GQ Web site.
The memos were circulated to a handful of top leaders that included President George W. Bush, acccording to Robert Draper, the author of the article.
The cover sheets, 11 of which GQ placed on their Web site, included extensive quotations from the Bible. One sheet pairs a photo of praying soldiers with a quote from Isaiah, "Here I am Lord, Send Me."
Another features a photo of tanks driving into Iraq, under another quote from Isaiah, "Open the gates that the righteous nations may enter, The nation that keeps faith."
According to Draper, the memos orignated with Major General Glen Shaffer, a director for intelligence who worked for both Rumsfeld and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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