Normally this would sound just way too over the top to believe. But after eight years of incredulity-desensitization, very little sounds unlikely anymore.
Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse.How unreasonable could the Frenchies be? Mushroom clouds and confronting Gog and Magog, all neatly packaged into one awesome war and they still said no? We'll need to re-rename those things Freedom Fries again.
Honest. This isn't a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God.