Tuesday, February 03, 2004

NeoCons push Evangelicals aside in struggle for Bush's ear

DallasNews.com | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion Columnist William McKenzie
You may have read about the split between hard-liners and soft-liners within the Bush administration’s foreign policy team. You know, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld against Colin Powell.

But there’s another dynamic worth noting within Bush World. It’s the relationship between neoconservatives and evangelical Protestants. The way those two sides relate affects whether your son or daughter goes to war, whether peace gets struck in the Mideast and how the war against terrorism gets run.

At this point, the neocons are winning, hands down. The evangelicals are serving primarily as the amen corner for the neocons