Friday, July 08, 2005
Haters: It never takes long for this libel to take flight: "The Jews knew about the London attacks before they happened." John Cole and Jeff Goldstein respond (see Update 16).
Also peddling hatred and stupidity today were Al Franken and The Boston Globe's Tom Oliphant. My favorite bit:
Franken: This is where I am going to disagree with you, because this seems to be your thrust about what happened today. And I think that, and I buy this, and maybe I am naive, that you gotta bat 1,000 and they just got to bat 1. You know, and I don't know what's been stopped and I don't know any way we can know what's been stopped. We don't know. We had Jane Mayer on talking about the abuse at Gitmo, and there's no way to know because they are so secretive, this is the most secretive Adminsitration, we don't know, they say, they've saved American lives from their interrogations there. We don't know that. We don't know if it has cost us in terms of getting information, because it is the wrong way to get information. [emphasis added]
And what exactly is the "right" way to get information from radical Islamic terrorists? Should we send them to dance school and have them convey information on upcoming terrorist plots to us using interpretive dance? Or is Franken going to volunteer to do some Stuart Smalley on them? "Hello, Mr. Terrorist. You're good enough. You're smart enough. And doggone-it, people just love you when you behead civilians."
If they keep this up, the left will never be trusted to defend this country ever again. Gone is even the memory of FDR and Truman.