Fundamentalist Error

November 2004
Guide;Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p6
The article comments on the attempts of U.S. President George W. Bush to justify his Iraqi misadventure. The article adds that in doing so, he inevitably claims that he is on the side of justice and truth and that those who oppose him are "evil doers"- or their accomplices. There is no room for nuance, much less dissent. Though he has learned to avoid the word itself, "crusade" accurately describes the evangelical fervor with which Bush pursues the continued occupation of Iraq. His fanatical zeal can admit no mistakes nor tolerate any criticism. The Administration paints Iraqi resisters as crazed fundamentalists hell-bent on enforcing their self-centered vision of God's will, the cost in human lives be damned.


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