September 23, 2003

CAN'T TELL THE REALISTS FROM THE NEOCONS FROM THE THEOCONS:

Powell Calls U.S. 'Judeo-Christian,' Then Amends (Reuters, September 23, 2003)

Powell made the remark in an interview with the Charlie Rose Show on public television while talking about Washington's vision of what kind of government Iraq should have.

He said he expected it to be "an Islamic country by faith, just as we are a Judeo-Christian..."

"Well, it's hard to tell any more, but we are a country of many faiths now," he added quickly.


Wasn't he supposed to be the Leftish babysitter who curbed President Bush's worst tendencies?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 23, 2003 11:56 PM
Comments

Maybe it's just a conservative administration, eh?

Big Tent Conservatism. I love it. :)

Posted by: kevin whited at September 24, 2003 12:48 AM

Powell probably reads the Brother Judd Blog a bit too much and got carried away.....

Posted by: Barry Meislin at September 24, 2003 1:52 AM

Nice touch, but he is lucky he squirmed out of that one without being challenged. What would he have said if asked to specify which other faiths he was thinking of? Wiccan?

Posted by: Peter B at September 24, 2003 6:47 AM

One might distinguish between our country, which has no faith, and its citizens, who do.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at September 24, 2003 7:39 AM

Jeff:

One might were it not premised on "We hold these truths..."

Posted by: oj at September 24, 2003 7:57 AM

Peter:

Secular Humanism?

Posted by: oj at September 24, 2003 8:21 AM

Many probably think that it's not unlike "Night of the Living Dead."

Alas, poor Collin. We knew him once...

Posted by: Barry Meislin at September 24, 2003 9:53 AM

If Powell really has not future presidential
ambitions (as he says) this would be the time
to put the cards on the table.

Posted by: J.H. at September 24, 2003 10:03 AM

How about Powell-Rice in '08? He could always say dealing with Chirac made him change his mind.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 24, 2003 11:25 AM

"Faith" was a stand-in for religion, just as it was in the article.

If we have a state religion, then I missed it.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at September 24, 2003 11:46 AM

Jeff:

You just argued that you believed the state religion is Deism, which is Judeo-Chreistian.

http://www.brothersjudd.com/cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=8113

Posted by: oj at September 24, 2003 12:49 PM
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