Saturday, July 07, 2007

First let's ban all the doctors...

By Libby

It's not surprising that one of the Glasgow doctors who was arrested for the basically failed bombing attempt is a Sunni who is upset by the Iraq occupation. It's also no surprise that Protein Wisdom's resident genius fails to make the connection between the unnecessary invasion and toppling of a secular regime there and the incitement to violence in a man who otherwise would have peacefully practiced medicine. We've come to expect Dan to cherry pick his quotes to advance his theme, in this case being the ungrateful heathen who selfishly preferred a stable existence under a domestic tyrant to the chaos and daily carnage of imposed "liberation" under an occupying foreign military force.

It's equally unsurprising that the wingnuts are already calling for banning "Muslim doctors" from entering the US, not to mention renewing their favorite call for racial profiling because “all the terrorists are Muslim.”

Of course, the truth is, not all terrorists are Muslim. The wingers like to forget that the title for the deadliest incident of domestic terrorism in the United States is still held by Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma bombing which claimed 168 lives. McVeigh's "only known affiliations were voter registration with the Republican Party when he lived in New York and a membership in the National Rifle Association while in the military."

So if we expand on Mike Gallagher's logic, we should immediately deport all Republicans with NRA memberships and under no circumstances should we allow white male soldiers who grew up in Roman Catholic homes to re-enter the country after their service abroad, until we sort this "terrorist" thing out.

Come to think of it, that is the White House's position on the military in Iraq right now, although one suspects Republican voters might be given special dispensation to avoid the embargo. After all, if the surge keeps "succeeding" in this manner, the GOP is going to need all the help it can get in 08.

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