Thursday, July 02, 2009

Osama, savior of the GOP?

The Glenn Beck-Michael Scheuer "9/11 wasn't enough" clip is getting some attention, but I hate watching video clips, so I found their exchange in print.

Scheuer, ex-CIA spook, says:
The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grass-roots, bottom-up pressure. Because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. It’s an absurd situation again. Only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.
So, you're Beck, and this guy has just said that America really, really needs to suffer the "detonation of a major weapon" -- presumably a nuke, with attendant loss of life, right? we're not talking a test blast in Death Valley, are we? -- and your response is, "hold on now, that's just crazy, and whose side are you on, jocko?" Right?

No, because you're Beck, your response is:
Which is why, I was thinking this weekend, if I were him, that would be the last thing I would do right now.
Hm. Osama doesn't want to attack America, because if he did, America would protect itself, which would ... make it harder for Osama to attack America?

Not only is Beck immoral, anti-American, and hateful -- he's also stupid.

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