Double standard

A Washington Post editorial makes a good, but obvious point: while Bush correctly derided the Malaysian president's comments that "Jews run the world by proxy" as "wrong and divisive," he ought to apply that same level of scrutiny to inflammatory viewpoints held by members of his own administration. Chief terrorist hunter Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin said, among other oddball remarks, that he'd capture a key Somali warlord because "I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol." While some in the Islamic world fear that Boykin's remarks demonstrate American hostility toward Muslims, the Bush administration remains mute.

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