Brit Hume (Fox News):
"...my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, 'Hmmm, time to buy.'"
Brian Kilmeade (Fox News): "that works to...the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together."
Washington Times Lead Editorial "Even when we are debating terrorism here in the United States, the argument in recent months has not focused on how to wage a better war on terror. Instead, we dither over proper handling of the Koran; whether terrorists should be treated like normal criminals; or if Iraq is a central front. Responsible Americans must wonder now if the present debate is moving us farther away from security. "
Michelle Malkin: "London has been a breeding ground for bomb-loving Jihadists."
Captain's Quarters: "We, Brit and American, will finish the job. There is a reason that English-speaking people have dominated the world for centuries..."
Blogs for Bush: "We on the right are lectured endlessly on how the dissent shown by the left vis a vis the War on Terrorism is actually the highest form of patriotism...I've long held that its actually just a bunch of anti-American bellyachers spouting off on things beyond their comprehension."
Trey Jackson: "Enough hand holding, appeasing, talking "their" talk..........THE BUSH DOCTRINE................either you're with us or against us. I say, first Declare War on Syria with our Coalition (Brits, Japanese, Baltic Nations, Israel, Australia) with a tactical approach to moving into Iran. "
Mark Steyn "With hindsight, the Spaniards were let off lightly for their contemptible behaviour [voting out a conservative government in the aftermath of the Madrid train attacks of 3/11/04]....After the initial shock of stumbling over the truth, what will Britain do? Go back to the Bob Geldof agenda or avenge her dead?"
Little Green Footballs (multiple comments): "We need to stop fucking with these people and kill every one involved. I mean anyone with prior knowledge, anyone who payed for it, and anyone who supported it. Regardless of nationality."
"If its Islamic it will probably blow up. All Islamic get full body searches with VERY high intensity X-rays ."
"The best way to deliver those high intensity x-rays is through some W76 warheads at around 100 kt a piece. It will be easier to give a full body search after that."
"Britain should END ALL ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION NOW....Continuing to welcome the enemy into your country is insane."
"subhumans, first time on 2 feet...round em all up, every friggin' last one of them...unfortunately, I still think it will take even more violence from the Arabs before the West wakes up and goes savage on em"
"Some folks go out of their way to tell me that treasonous, anti-American statements made by high-level Democrats and high-level liberals just about every day don't reflect on Democrats or liberals."
"Say I'm a bigot. I don't care anymore. I spent part of my day reading the insanity at DU, and I know the enemy and he is LIBERAL. They attack the Constitution and our freedoms, and muslim scum attack us with bombs and swords. They are on the same team, there is no doubt."
"Martyring Muslims doesn't seem to make much of a difference to the fanatics. What is needed is to take their human capital out their hands - their children. No more warped children, no more jihadis. "
And on and on it goes in right-wing Hate Land. In sum: 1) the terrorist attacks were actually a good thing, a buying opportunity, and a unifying experience; 2) all Muslims are terrorists (not just the 0.001% who blow up trains, etc.) and should be "rounded up," "shot in the back of the head," kept out of the country and/or have their children taken away from them; 3) liberals and Democrats are treasonous and "the enemy," just as bad as the terrorists; 4) civil liberties and the rule of law should, apparently, be completely thrown out the window in a time of "war;" and 5) if you do anything than vote for right-wingers, then you deserve what you get.
Meanwhile, Democrats universally abhor the London attacks, pray for the victims, urge a greater focus on tracking down Osama bin Laden, and point out that the Iraq war has been a major distraction from the real fight against al Qaeda. For that, we are called "traitors" and "anti-American bellyachers" who have "gone too far." This, my friends, perfectly encapsulates the mentality of the right wing - stifle dissent, demonize the political opposiition, threaten to "round up" and even kill all members of an entire religion (Islam), etc. In its own way, this type of thinking is even more threatening to our Democracy than the terrorists themselves, heinous as they are. Both must be opposed.
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