And, as always, few things underscore how far to the Right our political spectrum has shifted than reading something expressed by Eisenhower, who today would not be considered a moderate Republican but, at least in some instances, marginalized as a Far Leftist or, at best, a Crazy Pacifist-Isolationist ... Then again, all Eisenhower knew was the insignificant conflict of World War II and the menace of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads aimed at multiple American cities; I'm sure he would have thought differently had he known the True, Unprecedented, Existential Threat of cave-based Islamic Terrorists trying to blow up an airplane or a nightclub once every few years ...Now, to be fair, cave-based Islamic Terrorists are doing more than targeting the occasional airplane or nightclub. However, Greenwald's main point with regard to Gates (he is blowing smoke up our collective ass) holds true.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The True, Unprecedented, Existential Threat
Gates v. Eisenhower and Obama v. Justice - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: