Recently there have been a number of news items about George W. Bush`s Arab bodyguard being thrown off a plane. They mostly focus on the question of whether racial profiling of Arab gunmen is appropriate.... My question is one that no one seems to have asked: Why does W. have an Arab bodyguard anyway? .... Anwar Sadat was assassinated by his own troops (Bin Laden and friends have been linked to that incident). But Sadat didn`t have any choice about being guarded by Arabs. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguard. She did have a choice about being guarded by Sikhs, rather than Hindus, at a time when her troops were engaged in clearing Sikh terrorists out of the Sikh temple. In bullet-riddled retrospect, her choice was wrong.... What makes me [upset]--even madder than heck--is that Bush, who is involved in a War on Arab Terrorism, is so politically correct that he apparently sees nothing wrong with being guarded by a man who may decide, on principle, to kill him.... When FDR interned and relocated Japanese and Japanese-Americans in WWII, he was responding to the massive sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. He was basing his decision on the well-known fact that blood is thicker than water, and that people frequently put loyalty to family and religion over loyalty to the state."
--James Fulford, writing in VDARE.com, a project of Peter Brimelow`s Center For American Unity, January 9The New Republic must find something to disagree with in those statements. But they don`t say what.Well, recently, they`ve had their work cut out, denouncing Idiots to the right of them and idiots to the left of them - not only anti-American but pro-American Idiocies, including Ann Coulter`s famous call to battle that got her fired by Jonah Goldberg. (They support the firing of Ann Coulter.) That`s what they get for supporting two incompatible policies – mass immigration and foreign war.Here`s an Idiocy they highlighted by Lowell Ponte, comparing left-wing educational institutions to the Taliban:
"Those professing, justifying, or rationalizing terrorism against America--and bullying and brainwashing students into complicity or acquiescence with their `peace` rallies-- are also destroying our universities as surely as if they crashed fuel-laden airliners into them... It is almost as if our universities have been turned into little Marxist theocratic Talibandit Afghanistans." -- Talk-radio host Lowell Ponte, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 3Just over a month later, Americans read this headline: American man captured among Taliban soldiers.John Lindh, a product of Marin County`s left-wing high schools, had managed to get all the way to Afghanistan to fight against his country, changing his name to Abdul Humid on the way.
Lindh, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen from San Anselmo, Calif., said the Qur`an permits Muslims to kill in cases of holy war. The interview by a CNN reporter was aired in its entirety for the first time Wednesday.
"That is a question that is addressed in the Qur`an itself," Lindh told CNN.
"In certain cases, Muslims by necessity can kill and...there are situations in which a Muslim can be killed (by other Muslims)."It seems that Ponte`s assertion about the condition of American students was not Idiocy. It also seems that the Marin County high schools have managed to produce a good student - in that Lindh knows more about radical Islam than the President of the United States, George W. "Islam means peace" Bush.I certainly hope – perhaps Idiotically – that I am not vindicated in so dramatic a fashion.January 26, 2002