The Widening Crusade
Military leaders shooting off: (from which orifice is your determination)
General Casts War in Religious Terms
"I knew my god was bigger than his. I knew that my god was a real god and his was an idol."
..."because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. ... And the enemy is a guy named Satan."
Last year, he said:
"We in the army of God, in the house of God, kingdom of God, have been raised for such a time as this." He has also said of President George Bush: "He's in the White House because God put him there."
Who is Jerry Boykin?
He is Army Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin. The day before Boykin appeared at the pulpit in Oregon, the Pentagon announced that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had nominated the general for a third star and named him to a new position as deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence.
In this newly created position, Boykin is not just another Pentagon apparatchik or bureaucratic warrior. He has been charged with reinvigorating Rumsfeld's "High Value Target Plan" to track down Bin Laden, Hussein, Mullah Omar and other leaders in the terrorism world.
Of course this is expected:
Rumsfeld defends general who commented on war, Satan
However he was slightly rebuked
UPDATE: Representative Conyers' Letter
to Rumsfeld on Lieutenant General William Boykin's Remarks about the War
And then there's this... different General, similar ignorance:
Hours after China became only the third country after the United States and the former Soviet Union to put a man in space, a senior US military officer said that space could soon become a war zone
"In my view it will not be long before space becomes a battleground,"
Lieutenant-General Edward Anderson, deputy commander of the US Northern Command, said at a geospatial intelligence conference in New Orleans.
posted by Cyndy