Kaz, let me ask you something. Why are you rallying against religion as if though it were the sole source of blind faith and ignorance in the world? Nationalism, devoid of any religious sentiment, can be just as threatening. Would it really make that much of a difference if Bush ditched all the stuff about God but kept pandering a small-minded nationalist agenda? Many tyranies have been explicitly aethiest, but all that ends up happening is that other people and ideas fill the gap: the leader, the army, the greatness of the nation and righteousness of the cause etc etc.
edit: just to clarify, I'm not really pro-relgion (and not anti-religion either) and I certainly don't support the Christian Right, but it seems odd to me to focus to intently on that one aspect of the problem, when there are plently of other, and more crucial, factors.