pc.ign.com has posted an excellent interview with Harvey Smith and Chris Carollo about DX: Invisible War (Deus Ex 2) which is coming to the PC and Xbox. Harvey and Chris always give fantastic interviews so it's well worth checking out.
IGNPC: How conscious are you guys of the correlation between the content of your game and the current global situation?
Harvey Smith: We have a running joke that's actually kind of creepy at times. Even on the first game, when we'd put something in the game, someone would point out that it had happened in the real world. Wow, that's creepy. It's not like we're forecasting or geniuses or anything. It's just when you take these elements -- conspiracy, control of power, left versus right, scientific advancement and the impact on culture -- and stir them together with an agenda, you're going to hit patterns that repeat.
We were even going to mix in religion with the first game. A lot of people don't know this but J.C. Denton was supposed to be a descendant of Jesus Christ. We were going to pick up the old theory that Jesus had kids and that J.C. Denton had DNA from Jesus. When you mix those elements around you come up with these recurring patterns.