Sunday, October 22, 2006

Former German Official Criticizes Religious Motivations Of Bush

The Associated Press today reports on excerpts from a new book by Germany's former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in which the German leader expresses concern about the religious motivations behind decisions of U.S. President George W. Bush. In excerpts published by Der Spiegel, Schroeder says: "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. But we fail to recognize that in the USA, the Christian fundamentalists and their interpretation of the Bible have similar tendencies." Schroeder's book is titled Decisions: My Life in Politics.