Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
The VerbalHerman Munster

Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 5,326
Loc: Texas
Last seen: 9 years, 11 months
The real reason for the war
    #2014770 - 10/16/03 03:37 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
The VerbalHerman Munster

Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 5,326
Loc: Texas
Last seen: 9 years, 11 months
Re: The real reason for the war [Re: Dreamer987]
    #2017923 - 10/17/03 02:51 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Pentagon Defends Gen. Who Chided Muslims
Thu Oct 16, 3:20 PM ET Add White House - AP Cabinet & State to My Yahoo!

By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Pentagon (news - web sites) leaders on Thursday spoke up in support of a top general who has told church audiences that the war on terrorism is a battle with Satan and that Muslims worship idols.

AP Photo

Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin has made several speeches ? some in uniform ? at evangelical Christian churches in which he cast the war on terrorism in religious terms. Boykin said of a 1993 battle with a Muslim militia leader in Somalia: "I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol."

Boykin did not respond Thursday to a request for comment.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday he had not seen Boykin's comments, but he praised the three-star general, who is the Pentagon's deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence.

"He is an officer that has an outstanding record in the United States armed forces," Rumsfeld said at a news conference.

Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he had spoken in uniform at prayer breakfasts, adding he did not think Boykin broke any military rules by giving talks at churches.

"There is a very wide gray area on what the rules permit," Myers said. "At first blush, it doesn't look like any rules were broken."

A Republican senator visiting the Pentagon Thursday was more critical.

Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee of Rhode Island said he had not been aware of Boykin's statements as reported in the news media, then added, "If that's accurate, to me it's deplorable."

A Muslim civil rights group on Thursday called for Boykin to be reassigned.

"Putting a man with such extremist views in a critical policy-making position sends entirely the wrong message to a Muslim world that is already skeptical about America's motives and intentions," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Awad's statement noted that a verse in the Quran says Muslims believe in the same God as Jews and Christians.

Boykin's church speeches, first reported by NBC News and the Los Angeles Times, cast the war on terrorism as a religious battle between Christians and the forces of evil.

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-Christian. ... And the enemy is a guy named Satan."

Rumsfeld on Thursday repeated the Bush administration position that the war on terrorism is not a war against Islam but against people "who have tried to hijack a religion."

The defense secretary said he could not prevent military officials from making controversial statements.

"We're a free people. And that's the wonderful thing about our country," Rumsfeld said. "I think that for anyone to run around and think that that can be managed and controlled is probably wrong. Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) could do it pretty well, because he'd go around killing people if they said things he didn't like."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Rogue State
Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 1,047
Loc: Wales (yes it is a countr...
Last seen: 9 years, 5 months
Re: The real reason for the war [Re: Dreamer987]
    #2022464 - 10/19/03 12:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Im sure there are some officers that believe they are doing God's work...

As for the "support" he recieved most are commenting on his career

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Mexico’s war on drugs: Journey into a lawless land veggie 2,874 9 06/04/08 03:07 PM
by Subbedhunter420
* Have you been victimized by the war yet? motamanM 1,754 3 10/23/06 06:03 PM
by Zogby
* War on meth focuses on pseudoephedrine [IN] veggie 1,389 12 07/20/08 06:22 AM
by johnm214
* How America Lost The War On Drugs mellontatauda 1,956 2 01/10/09 01:24 AM
by veggie
* Pentagon Can't Seem to Kill Idea of Draft Ravus 852 7 06/09/04 04:08 AM
by matts
* 'Lost war' sabotaging American economy veggie 1,743 6 09/04/07 01:50 PM
* Drug war, Taliban, Poppies are all in full flower veggie 1,474 1 12/17/06 06:41 PM
by funkyjunky
* Pentagon Wasted $100 Million on Unused Airline Tickets Ravus 795 3 06/17/04 06:07 AM
by DailyPot

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
821 topic views. 0 members, 6 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 19 queries.