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George Bush's holy war

December 7, 2001 | Page 2

THE MAINSTREAM media have worked themselves into a fury about Osama bin Laden's "holy war" against the U.S. How could Muslims use religious doctrine to justify violence and bloodshed, fumed the pundits?

Of course, they haven't had quite the same response to George W. Bush's jihad. When Bush visited Fort Campbell, Ky., to give a bloodthirsty speech on the next targets in the U.S. "war against terrorism," he sat down to a pre-Thanksgiving feast with a couple hundred soldiers and their families.

Lt. Col. Kenneth Brown, an army chaplain, led a prayer that asked God to "bless our commander in chief"--and ended with the words "Air assault, Amen!"

"All right," Bush responded, "let's eat."

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