In case you are not familiar with the term “drinking the Kool-Aid” it referes back to the Jim Jones Jonestown cult, who lined up to drink Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide.
And today, another example: Top US general says Rumsfeld is inspired by God,
The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying it is inspired by God.
“He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country,” said Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
While very few in leadership positions in this country have kids in Iraq, outside of the Capital there are families, parents, friends and co-workers of the people serving there. I wonder what they think when they hear this stuff? Are they filled with confidence that the leadership is … well, sane?
So how is the Right reacting? Predictably, they’re lining up to drink more Kool-Aid themselves:
Confederate Yankee is triggered into a fury at “far left liberals” and “the media” – just because AP reported the story,
As is typical of the left-leaning media, they seem amazed that leaders in these modern times pray for guidance from a power higher than themselves, and thought that detail was so newsworthy as to make it this story’s lede. Other elements, such as Rumsfeld’s controversial leadership style, and an apparent show of support at this ceremony from the military estalishment are far more newsworthy elements of the day’s events to most people, but not so to AFP.