Friday, January 04, 2008

Huckabee scares me

I was quite unnerved last night by the news that Huckabee was the Republican winner of the Iowa caucus.

Now George Bush has definitely pandered to the religious right folks and has claimed to be one but, personally, I think he's a cynical hypocrite. But Huckabee is the real deal. And that's VERY scary. Take a look at what the organization called People for the American Way has to say:

Huckabee’s performance confirmed for the Religious Right audience that he shares their views on a range of issues. On marriage, he said he would lead an effort to pass a constitutional amendment affirming marriage as “one man, one woman, for life.” On abortion, he needled the missing candidates and said “on this issue, our culture rises or falls.” He backed the Iraq war, calling it a “theological war” against people “whose religious fanaticism will not be satisfied until every last one of us is dead, until our culture, our society, is completely obliterated from the face of the earth.”

It's that calling it a "theological war" that is so very frightening. It's not true that the people we're calling our enemies want to destroy our society and culture. What they want is for us to stop uncritically supporting Israel. Why is that so hard to understand????

1 comment:

  1. It's the association that iraq = islamic fanatics that scares me. At least under W the civilized world has been able to look on and pretend that the objective was to set up Iraq as a country with a democracy with "it's just about the oil" being the secondary, slightly cynical, interpretation.

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