The right wing propaganda machine has been puffing overtime as we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 telling us that Islam isn't a religion but an ideological cover for warmongering. We hear the constant chatter that it is a religion of hate and that it preaches destruction of anyone who doesn't worship in the same manner.
And then there's Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) who takes hypocrisy to a new level with his call for the Air Force to bring back the "Christian just war instruction." But just where does this idea come from? Could it be from the days when the Romans were looking for ways in which to whip the populace into a frenzy for a coming war? Could it have been a rationalization for the Crusades in which the armies of the Church invaded the Middle East and slaughtered untold numbers of people because they worshipped in a different manner?
Public Bible-thumpers like Senator Cornyn might want to take a second look at the Ten Commandments. I believe one of them is "Thou shalt not kill." Now, Senator, correct me if I'm wrong, but that commandment isn't modified in any way, shape or form, is it?
Sen. Cornyn, like most like-minded cowards in Washington (on both sides of the aisle), is only too willing to seek justification for sending our nation's young men to their deaths to achieve political goals. Cloaking his delusions of destruction in the words of the Bible only serves to show the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the hucksters in the pulpits.