"Gott Mit Uns", the motto that was stamped on the belt buckle of every soldier in the Nazi Wehrmacht in WWII as they did their decidedly ungodly work. Now it seems the US military's turn to invoke the god link and it's causing quite a stir.
It's hard to imagine exactly what has been achieved for god by the US military over the past 15-years or ever. Somehow I don't think any god, as we're given to understand the deity, would see American soldiers as on some divine mission.
Yet, as former US army commander turned professor, Andrew J. Bacevich, notes in "The New American Militarism", fundamentalist Christianity has become deeply embedded within the US military. Harper's magazine also dealt with this in a 2009 article, "Jesus Killed Mohammed."
Meanwhile, in other wingnuttery news, Reptilian Rupert Murdoch has groveled to apologize to Israel and prime minister Benjy Netanyahu for a cartoon published in the Sunday Times depicting an obviously bloody Netanyahu building a wall using Palestinian bodies.
According to the Times of Israel, the cartoon has so outraged Israelis that the country's ambassador to Britain has demanded an apology.
In a meeting Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Tony Blair, the representative of the Middle East quartet who’s also a former British premier, deplored the caricature, noting the timing of its publication on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Good to see Tony hasn't lost any of his brown nosing, butt sniffing skills.