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Monday, April 04, 2005

THAT ANTI-AMERICAN BASTARD

I was very distressed to hear that Russ Feingold said the following on the floor of the Senate:
I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of radical Islamic terrorism in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of terrorism recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where American leaders have made foreign policy decisions for which foreign Muslims have no recourse, and it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violent acts.
This is blatantly anti-American, and it is gruesomely apologetic to acts of terrorism inflicted upon the United States.

Or at least it would have been, if Feingold had actually said it.

Turns out that on the Senate Floor today, somebody did say something interesting, but it wasn't ol' Russ. It was GOP Senator John Cornyn rationalizing the murder of American judges:
I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.
Not cool, Zeus, not cool. Rationalizing the murder of members of your own damn government, not to mention American citizens. Note the weaselly language "some quaters", "some occasions", "some people". What a jerk.

UPDATE: Brad Plumer has some suggestions for Cornyn.

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