Friday, February 19, 2010

Where Is The Outrage?

Ezra Klein had this to say about yesterday's terror attack on a federal building:

For what it's worth, if the pilot had somehow survived, he should've been read his Miranda rights and tried in a civilian court. He should not have been tortured. These people are small and we -- and our traditions and values -- are big. They lose when we remember that, and they win when we forget it. Yesterday, they lost. An act of terrorism was committed, but we were not terrorized.
He is absolutely correct as far as he goes. 

But the cold, hard truth is that if Joseph Stack had been named Jihad Saleem, every single Republican and half of the Democrats would be calling for a massive attack on the first Muslim country they saw when their globe stopped spinning.

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