I think that there is some concern that some elements of the "End Times", movement (?), have a lot of influence in the Bush administration's foreign policy. Ira Chernus has some thoughts on this subject here.
And foorth they passe, with pleasure forward led, Ioying to heare the birdes sweete harmony, Which therein shrouded from the tempest dred, Seemd in their song to scorne the cruell sky. -- Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Canto I
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