It’s interesting to learn from this OneNewsNow story that an intelligence brief President Bush received daily often included a quotation from the Bible. The story focuses on the fact that the Obama administration has ceased this practice. Noting the controversy over this practice, the story states the following:
According to GQ magazine, the Bible quotes were apparently aimed at supporting Mr. Bush in 2003 at a time when soldiers’ deaths were on the rise. But they offended at least one Muslim analyst at the Pentagon, and other employees believed the passages were inappropriate.
I’m not sure what to make of this story other than the fact that President Bush was devoutly religious — which is something already well known. I am a little puzzled, however, as to how this practice originated. Regardless, it is an interesting tidbit that further enlightens our understanding of the Bush mindset in this post-Bush period.