Molly Ivins Laughs At Terrorists
In a scum-sucking column
today:We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.
Hohoho, hehehe, hahaha, and a couple of tralalas! That's how we pass the day away in the merry old land of Oz!Of the hundreds of prisoners, alleged terrorists all, who have been held at Guantanamo on the grounds that they were the worst of the worst, only about 10 have ever been charged with anything.
Yes, and among those who haven't been charged are the 20th hijacker. In fact, the Bush administration has not charged many of the terrorists because they don't want to reveal what they know about them. As many people have noted, information has a way of pointing to who leaked it.In the latest episode, shortly after the announcement of a British-based plot to blow up American airliners, the United Kingdom and the United States were already airing their differences over when the perpetrators should have been arrested.
The Bush administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it as a backlash to these overhyped "plots."
Molly, Molly, Molly. There may have been disagreement over when the airline bombers should have been arrested; so far I see no disagreement that they should have been arrested at some point.
Just another example of how some of the extreme libs are on the terrorists' side.