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Saturday, October 23, 2004

Breaking Down (Religion) Campaign 2004: GWB

George W. Bush is the prayerful man who reformed himself. Can we trust him? His faith has actually changed his life. Does that make him Osama Bin Laden? Does he want to bring on an apocalypse? So much for political discourse. It's all "fair game" now.

If there has ever been an uglier political campaign in my lifetime, I missed it.

The Telegraph (UK)

One of the criticisms thrown at George W Bush is that he is a menace because he believes that God is telling him what to do. A moral equivalence is set up, in which Osama bin Laden and Bush are presented as two sides of a fundamentalist coin. On Wednesday, a television programme tried to equate the Muslim Brotherhood, which advocates the violent destruction of all societies that do not conform to sharia law, with the American neo-conservative intellectuals who taught that people should revive their interest in Plato and the civilisation of the ancient Greeks. This is about as accurate as saying that the Nazi party and the Labour Party are the same, because both arose from the discontents of the working classes.

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