Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Left's New Times Square Meme: Dumb and Dumber

Since the Times Square bombing suspect has inconveniently turned out to be a naturalized US citizen from Pakistan, and not a fortyish white racist right-wing Nazi teabaggah mobster upset with the Obama regime, the Left must find a new way to politicize the incident. Preferrably a meme that will further polarize the nation and has a little blame Bush potential.

Enter progressive pinhead David Neiwert at Crooks and Liars:
The next time you hear some right-winger (most notably Dick Cheney) sneer at the Obama administration's "law enforcement approach to terrorism," remember this.
And former Hannity punching bag Alan Colmes chimes in:
David Neiwert at C&L drives home the point that what really works in combating terrorism is law enforcement.
No, evidently what really, really works is blind luck and an alert force of tee-shirt vendors. And Neiwert conveniently neglects to mention that the Right's major problem with the "law enforcement" approach is in regard to foreign nationals captured on foreign soil (KSM comes to mind), not US citizens arrested in this country.

Suspect Faisal Shahzad was apprehended at JFK, but only after he had assembled and deployed his carbomb, then boarded a plane for Dubai, which had already pushed from the gate despite the fact that Shazhad was on the federal "no-fly" list. He should have been caught as soon as he checked in; so far, there's no explanation for why he was allowed to board.

Neiwert and Colmes may be comfortable relying on dumb luck. Thinking people are not, because they know that law enforcement is mostly about solving crimes after they occur. That's too late, as we found out at Fort Hood.

Also noting the stupidity of Neiwert and Colmes is Confederate Yankee.