Boykin backpedals

Lt. Gen. Boykin has apologized for his anti-Islamic statements and the White House is insisting that the fight against terrorism is not a war between Christianity and Islam. I'm still not reassured about Boykin's appointment. Here's another illuminating quote:

Pointing to a dark shadow on several photographs he shot of Mogadishu's skyline from a helicopter shortly after 18 Americans were killed in the "Black Hawk Down" debacle, Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin assured the congregation that, indeed, they were witnessing the faint outline of Satan hovering over Somalia.

Gen. Boykin isn't one to resort to metaphors when speaking of the battle between good and evil. "It is a demonic presence in that city that God revealed to me as the enemy," he said, indicting the devil for the murder of 18 American soldiers.