Faith-Based War: From 9/11 to Catastrophic Success in Iraq

Faith-Based War: From 9/11 to Catastrophic Success in Iraq

by T.Walter Herbert
     
 

"A faith-based policy governed key features of the American invasion of Iraq, including the choice of a self-defeating 'Shock and Awe' strategy, and a grossly mismanaged occupation. A religious rationale likewise blinded devotees of the White House torture program to the predictable cost in American lives, and the damage to America's moral standing." The Bush

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"A faith-based policy governed key features of the American invasion of Iraq, including the choice of a self-defeating 'Shock and Awe' strategy, and a grossly mismanaged occupation. A religious rationale likewise blinded devotees of the White House torture program to the predictable cost in American lives, and the damage to America's moral standing." The Bush Administration embraced an imperialist Christian militarism that unites elements of classic Puritan tradition with the mythology of the Western frontier. Faith-Based War brings into focus this dangerous perversion of Christian teaching, and details its catastrophic results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845531621
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Religion and Violence Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 American Blindspot 12

Ch. 2 Defending God's Chosen 27

Ch. 3 Limitless Divine Sanction 43

Ch. 4 The Fire of Freedom 60

Ch. 5 Drinking the Kool Aid 79

Ch. 6 Avenging Angel 96

Ch. 7 Six-Gun Saviors 111

Ch. 8 Moral Clarity and Moral 131

Ch. 9 A Theology of Torture 148

Coda: Hooded Man 170

Bibliography 177

Index 186

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