Tuesday, October 26, 2004

We Regret the Error, Pt. CXXVI 

Via Zemblan patriot P.S.: Despite assertions to the contrary by Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, the Department of Weights and Measures, having completed a series of rigorous tests, is now prepared to offer official confirmation that Our God is not appreciably bigger than Their God:
The U.S. Army has taken action against Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who embarrassed the Bush administration by giving speeches in which he described the war on terrorism as a Christian battle against Satan.

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody declined to give any details of the action taken in response to Boykin's remarks, which violated Pentagon (news - web sites) rules, but said it was not "significant."

"I took the appropriate action based on the recommendations of the Inspector General," Cody told Reuters while attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army.

He did not say when the action was taken.

"If it was something significant, it would be something we would talk about. So that should give you an indication," Cody said.

Boykin, who was at the meeting, declined comment . . . .

Recent polls have shown a strong swing against Bush among Arab Americans in the race to next week's presidential election in which Bush is neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry.
The exact nature of the appropriate but insignificant action against Lt. Gen. Boykin was not disclosed because, as its adherents are fond of saying, the U.S. Army works in mysterious ways.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he cannot control military officers' comments, even with the most powerful of the magic spells taught him by the dread Dormammu. Photo courtesy of BBC.

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