10/22/06

German Pol Slams Bush's Fundamentalism

Yes it may be hypocritical, says German Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in an excerpt of his book, "Decisions: My Life in Politics" published in the German weekly Der Spiegel Saturday, according to a report by the AP. Bush thinks he can play both sides of the fence but is now getting called on the carpet from every imaginable side.

"What bothered me, and in a certain way made me suspicious despite the relaxed atmosphere, was again and again in our discussions how much this president described himself as 'God-fearing,'" Schroeder wrote, adding he is a firm believer in the separation of church and state.

Schroeder accused some elements in U.S. as being hypocritical when it comes to secularism in government.

"We rightly criticize that in most Islamic states, the role of religion for society and the character of the rule of law are not clearly separated," Schroeder wrote. "But we fail to recognize that in the USA, the Christian fundamentalists and their interpretation of the Bible have similar tendencies."

1 comment:

Bryce said...

"...in our discussions how much this president described himself as 'God-fearing,'"

Any quotations of the president to back up that claim?