wanker of yesterday...,
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file under old news:
coming across my desk, via Raimondo I think, per the who framed william arkin flap, a quick semantics lesson for Hugh Hewitt:
a Los Angeles Times op-ed that accused the general of being "an intolerant extremist" and a man "who believes in Christian 'jihad'" (Arkin later admitted on my radio program that Boykin never used the term "jihad").
Ooh, he really nailed him! Here's the original article:
This June, for instance, at the pulpit of the Good Shepherd Community Church in Sandy, Ore., he displayed slides of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and North Korea's Kim Jung Il. "Why do they hate us?" Boykin asked. "The answer to that is because we're a Christian nation We are hated because we are a nation of believers."
Our "spiritual enemy," Boykin continued, "will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus."
[...other tales of the batshit crazy...]
Boykin is also in a senior Pentagon policymaking position, and it's a serious mistake to allow a man who believes in a Christian "jihad" to hold such a job.
Now can you tell me which double quotes indicated quotations and which indicated "scare quotes"? The non-standard use of the term 'jihad' with no attribution should sort of spell it out. Either way Boykin's statements made it perfectly clear that he felt the US was or should be making Holy War, i.e. a Christian "jihad". Phosphorus is not Hesperus even though they are the same Venus, not that that has anything to do with it.
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-03-22 14:47:38 CST |