JAG

Season 9 Episode 20

Fighting Words

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 2004 on CBS
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Cmdr. Turner defends himself against the complaint filed against him for displaying anti-Korean attitudes when assigned to deal with the SARS outbreak earlier. Harm & Mac go up against one another in the case of a Marine General making public speeches stating Islam goes hand-in-hand with evil & terrorism.

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Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr.

Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Cmdr. Sturgis Turner

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Rear Admiral Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden

Patrick Labyorteaux

Patrick Labyorteaux

Lt Bud J. Roberts, Jr.

Christopher Maher

Christopher Maher

General Mohammed Haddad

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Tony Lee

Tony Lee

Lt. Yi

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Loryn Locklin

Loryn Locklin

Laura Koontz

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Chuck Carrington

Chuck Carrington

PO1 Jason Tiner

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Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

PO1 Jennifer Coates

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Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

SecNav Sheffield

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  • QUOTES (13)

    • (Amira Sattar testifies in court)
      Amira Sattar: My husband Amman was in a unit commanded by General Jabra and General Watson.
      Harm: What happened to your husband, Mrs. Sattar?
      Amira Sattar: He was killed in a Fedayeen ambush.
      Harm: How did you meet General Watson, ma'am?
      Amira Sattar: He came to our house to show his respects. Then he found out I have breast cancer, and the Iraqi hospital could not help me.
      Harm: What did the General do?
      Amira Sattar: He said that the United States owed my family because my husband fought so bravely. So he brought me to this country. I live in an apartment owned by his church. The church pays for my treatments.
      Harm: Why did he do that, Mrs. Sattar?
      Amira Sattar: Because he is a good man.
      Harm: Has General Watson ever tried to convert you to Christianity?
      Amira Sattar: General Watson and his fellow church members drive me to a mosque every Friday night for services.
      Harm: Thank you, Mrs. Sattar, and I hope you recover fully, ma'am.

    • General Watson: (in his controversial sermon) We are a mighty Christian army, and we will win this holy war!

    • Admiral Chegwidden: Coates, you know what this world needs?
      PO Coates: Stockings that don't run, sir?

    • Harm: Why don't we just accept that some of our leaders have strong opinions, and that is what makes them great leaders.

    • Mac: You are too obsessively rational to be prejudiced against anyone.
      Sturgis: Thanks. I think.

    • Admiral Chegwidden: Don't you two ever get tired of disagreeing?
      Harm: No, sir.
      Mac: Yes, sir.

    • Sturgis: I'm being investigated for prejudice, and here I am going PC on the General.

    • SecNav: (to Harm) Military personnel are not as free as other Americans, Commander.

    • Mac: I think God would appreciate it if people didn't throw His name around quite so much.

    • Admiral Chegwidden: (reading a newspaper) Half the letters to the editor say General Watson deserves a Medal of Honor, the other half say he should be hung upside down by his toes.
      PO Coates: Well, we are a divided country, sir.

    • Admiral Chegwidden: As a high-ranking officer, you gotta watch your tongue.
      SecNav: I bet you enjoy that part of the job, don't you AJ?

    • Harm: Sir, I think we're being roped into a politically correct witch hunt.

    • General Watson: When manning an Iraqi checkpoint, what do you think is the most important Arabic phrase to know?
      Marine: (after saying something in Arabic) 'Stop or I will shoot.'
      (Amira Sattar stands up)
      General Watson: Yes, Amira?
      Amira Sattar: Actually, that means, 'Stop or I will release the mice.'

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Mac argues in court that terrorists don't represent Islam any more than Timothy McVeigh represented Christianity. McVeigh was the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber. Before the 9/11 attacks, this was the worst act of terrorism that had ever been committed in the United States. McVeigh was convicted and eventually executed. He had been associated with the racist Christian Identity movement that is largely composed of Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

    • SecNav Sheffield mentions "the famous deck of cards." The US military personnel in Iraq were issued a deck of cards with pictures of Saddam Hussein and his Baathist allies on them. It was known as the Deck Of Evil.

    • General Earl Watson is similar to real-life General William Boykin, who has been accused of hate speech for saying that the Muslim God was "an idol." Idolatry is forbidden in Islam. General Boykin also saw a dark smudge on a photograph of the Somali city of Mogadishu and claimed it was Satan.

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