Holy war, anyone?

Via CNN:

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are defending a new deputy undersecretary of defense "who has reportedly cast the war on terror" in religious terms.

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, whose promotion and appointment was confirmed by the Senate in June, has said publicly that he sees the war on terrorism as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Appearing in dress uniform before a religious group in Oregon in June, Boykin said Islamic extremists hate the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. ... And the enemy is a guy named Satan."


Discussing a U.S. Army battle against a Muslim warlord in Somalia in 1993, Boykin told one audience, "I knew my god was bigger than his. I knew that my god was a real god and his was an idol."


UPDATED: From James I learn this too:

In another speech, General Boykin said God had selected George W. Bush as president. "Why is this man in the White House?" he asked. "The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he's in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this."

Does anyone doubt we're being run by a radical theocratic regime?

sounds familiar :|

Anyone who thinks that terrorism and the war on terror is NOT based on religion has their head in the sand and needs to get educated on Islam.

Uh oh, am I linked on a stupid conservative site again?

You think Christianity and Judaism are religions of peace? You have a very selective approach to your education, then. That Old Testament is full of blood.

The people you are claiming to agree with also believe their religion justifies keeping women and queers "in their place." The Southern Baptists split off because they believed the Bible sanctioned slavery.

Also, check out the Texas GOP platform sometime.

I don't need fundamentalist muslims to preach hate -- we have plenty of homegrown Christian idiots here doing that.

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