Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Spying on GOP? Cool! Defending the US? Uncool!

Spying on terrorists? Bad. If not for double standards, the left would have no standards at all! From Sowell:
The same people who are going ballistic over what they spin as "domestic spying" never went ballistic over one of the most gross examples of genuine domestic spying during the Clinton years.

Hundreds of raw FBI files on Republicans were sent to the Clinton White House, in violation of laws and for no higher purpose than having enough dirt on enough people to intimidate political opponents. But domestic spying against Republicans did not shock nearly as many people as intercepting phone calls from terrorists.
Screw al Zawahiri...we need to know what Trent Lott is up to! The MSM was quieter than Hillary during intercourse when it came to that "domestic spying incident", right? Continuing:
They knew from the outset that these were just futile temper tantrums that would not affect the outcome in the slightest.

One of the ugliest examples of the same mindset was painfully visible at the recent funeral of Coretta Scott King, where a solemn occasion was turned into a series of political cheap shots against a President who had come to honor the memory of Mrs. King.

The truly dangerous aspect of this temper tantrum politics is its undermining the government of the United States in its dealings with foreign powers and international terrorist networks.
But when our domestic obstructionists began undermining the President and dividing the country, they were undermining the credibility of American power. North Korea's government-controlled media gave big play to Senator John Kerry's speeches against the U.S. hard line on the development of North Korean nuclear weapons.

Obviously this all-out attempt to damage the President at all costs makes any threat of the use of military force less credible with the country divided.
The NorKoms love Jean-Francois Kerry, the Saudis love Albert bin Gore...how soon before Kennedrunk, Reid, Nasty Pelosi, etc., make their way onto the Al Jazeera Terrorvision Network?