W. and Saddam both used religion to justify their actions. Regardless of who was right or wrong, the idea of using the religious beliefs of citizens to justify political action is wrong, in my opinion. No matter who does it.
There is no evidence that Bush uses his relgious beliefs to justify his actions. Contrary to the left wing blogs, he does not talk to and get instructions from God. When speaking on social/cultural issues, Bush speaks from his personal feelings on the matter which are Christian based.
I'd like to share an article
that describes in detail some of the points I was trying to make.
The problem is not just that Bush uses religion to make decisions; it's that facts and critical analysis are not used in his decision-making process.
IMO: this is why, for example, if an advisor speaks against a pre-drawn plan, instead of changing the plan, they find and advisor to fit that plan. It's also the reason why they won't under any circumstance admit mistakes, large or small.
The article analyzes that decision making process, and his behavior along his rise to power. For those who still support him, it's not a Bush-bash; just an analysis.
In all of the utter multitude of ways that I disagree with the actions and behaviors of the administration, this may be the root.
The article was written before Bush's second term; but it illustrates much of what I was getting at.