Evangelical leader pushing 'End Times' war with Iran
My friend Sarah Posner has been all over televangelist John Hagee in The American Prospect. In June, she wrote a lengthy exposÃƒÂ© of Hagee, who preaches that an apocalyptic war with Iran "is foretold in the Bible as a necessary precondition for the Second Coming."
Hagee founded an outfit called Christians United for Israel (CUFI), and has been lobbying hard for a big Middle East conflagration in rightwing evangelical circles.
Yesterday, Sarah shed some light on the recent wingnut debates over whether we're fighting World War III or IV or XII or whatever. She noted a possible connection between the ramblings of Newt Gingrich, William Kristol, John McCain and others, and Hagee's bloodthirsty ideology: