“We’re going to go to Iraq and kill those guys who worship Allah.” Yes, Mr. President, that’s what “crusade” means.
I’m glad the dumbass sergeant who said that in speech to a group of recruits including Muslims brought into the army as combat interpreters got dinged for it. (Had he been a general, he probably would have been promoted instead.)
But I’d be gladder if he hadn’t said it, or if I thought he hadn’t spoken the thought of so many of his superiors, all the way up the chain of command, or if religious bigotry wasn’t being promoted at the Air Force Academy with the passive assent of the Administration and the active help of the majority party in Congress.
This isn’t being reported by people who “hate America.” It’s being reported by men wearing the uniform of the United States Army, and catching sh*t for it from both sides.