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The Army’s three-star zealot

Reflections on the three-star general Rumsfeld recently put in charge of the hunt for bin Laden, whose “insistence that the Axis of Evil is a manifestation of Satan’s power aimed at destroying this ‘Christian nation’ makes him a walking provocation for an Islamic world already spooked by Bush’s glib calls to mount an international ‘crusade’ against terrorism in the weeks following Sept. 11.” — Tony Norman, —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Addendum: Billmon points out that his brandishments for Bush’s God-given role contravene Defense Dept. directives prohibiting partisan political activity in uniform.