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I wrote a recent post on various Generals (7/3/2012: Bomber LeMay and the Waco Atrocity) that attempted to sell themselves in ‘the populist Right’ over the years (Walker, LeMay, Partin and most recently Boykin.)
The Family Research Council (call them: 1-800-225-4008 ,e-mail them ) has recently hired one such character, General Jery Boykin, as a new Exec VP.
Boykin was one of the more sinister figures of the latter 90s as a member of Delta Force involved in the planning and execution of the slaughter of men, women and children at Waco. The obvious violation of Posse Comitatus on the part of Clinton, Reno and Delta Force was the stuff of intense inquiry.
Waco: A New Relevation (part II of the Oscar nominated, Waco: Rules of Investigation) covered Delta Force at Waco (~minute 15 of Part II. )
It was standard fare on the populist Right that Boykin was right there along with Wesley Clark and Lon Horiuchi as villains in the Waco massacre.
But now, these many years on, can a “conservative” outfit really test the old saw that “conservatives” have long memories, and get away with hiring this Boykin? Just cause he speaks a new language today?
Probably, but still, it’s worth a note and phone call to the Family Research Council.