This terrifies me:
Men with buzzcuts and clad in their camouflage waved their hands in the air, M-16 assault rifles beside them, and chanted heavy metal-flavoured lyrics in praise of Christ late on Friday in a yellow-brick chapel . . . .Ponder this: the people who voted for Bush the ones who gave provided him the "political capital" he intends to spend are happy about this and think it's a good thing. It is baffling to me that over 59 million of my fellow Americans are more afraid of homosexuals than they are of engaging in a holy war. They want a holy war. They're fucking praying for a holy war. I am aghast.
"Thus David prevailed over the Philistines," the marine said, reading from scripture, and the marines shouted back "Hoorah, King David," using their signature grunt of approval.
The marines drew parallels from the verse with their present situation, where they perceive themselves as warriors fighting barbaric men opposed to all that is good in the world.
"Victory belongs to the Lord," another young marine read.