Sunday, October 19, 2003

(With apologies to Elwood Blues)

Say at least this about Americans, they sure know how to make 'em crazy. Case in point, General William 'Jerry' Boykin. As Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (insert your own joke) Boykin has been tapped for the new Pentagon Unit charged with tracking down Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein et al.

Boykin on defining the enemy:
“Well, is he [bin Laden] the enemy? Or is this man [Saddam] the enemy? The enemy is none of these people I have showed you here. The enemy is a spiritual enemy. He’s called the principality of darkness. The enemy is a guy called Satan."

Boykin on terrorists:
“They’re after us because we’re a Christian nation.”

Boykin on Osman Atto top lieutenant of Somali warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid:
“Well, you know what I knew, that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol.”

Boykin on his Commander in Chief:
“Why is this man in the White House? 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.”

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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has good-naturedly defended the general, saying his comments were made in a private capacity although he was in uniform some of the time. Even though Boykin has managed to upstage Rumsfeld as Zealot In Residence he is penitent, of a sorts. The general issued an apology Friday saying, "I am not anti-Islam or any other religion...".

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