October 9th, 2004


I'm a non-believer, get me out of here

From a series of Guardian articles looking at different areas around the US in the run-up to the election:

"I fear for this country if Kerry wins," he says. "God has a plan for the ages. Bush will hold back the evil a little bit. He is a God-fearing man. He believes in praying to a God who hears his prayers. He's a leader."

...according to the National Annenberg survey, based in the state, 22% of Pennsylvania's electorate are born-again Christians.

"It makes me mad, very mad," he says about those who question the war. "Jonathan believed so strongly in what he did in Iraq. I want to see it accomplished because that's what he died for. You'll never convince me that there's no connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. Never."

What is the connection? "Terrorist activity," says Burton.

They also loathe those who oppose it more than ever. "It changed the way I felt about the press," Mr Foote says. "If I hear anything negative, I take it personally. I feel that they are saying it about John. It invalidates the sacrifice he made."

Rest of article here.