So, GWB took Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to task for his very obviously and outrageously anti-semitic comments recently. Sure, that's valid. But this followup article in the Washington Post reads like an Onion piece for its subsequent commentary on the administration's inability to similarly take one General Boykin to task for his comments, such as:
Gen. Boykin casts the war against terrorism as a "spiritual battle," saying that "Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army."
At the Good Shepherd Community Church in Sandy, Ore., last June, just after he received his third star and was named to his Pentagon post, Gen. Boykin said, "Don't you worry about what these courts say. Our God reigns supreme."
He describes taking photographs during a helicopter tour before leaving Mogadishu, Somalia, and then finding an unexplained black mark on the developed pictures, which he explains as a manifestation of evil.
He also offers this take on Sept. 11: "Whether you realize it or not, I believe there were at least two more airplanes that were headed for major installations in this country. I believe that there was one headed for the White House, and there was one headed for the Capitol, but they were thwarted by the hand of God."
My sides are splitting from the laughter this brought me. Good lord, this guy is a comic book character!
Ok, that's all... back to worrying about my exam in an hour. :)