Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Paranoid Right

A couple of great quotes from the party of cowards. First from Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is preparing a crackdown on
intelligence leaks to the media and will try to pursue prosecutions in some recent cases, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Hoekstra also suggested some unauthorized leaks could have been deliberate attempts to help al Qaeda.

"More frequently than what we would like, we find out that the intelligence community has been penetrated, not necessarily by al Qaeda, but by other nations or organizations," he said.

"I don't have any evidence. But from my perspective, when you have information that is leaked that is clearly helpful to our enemy, you cannot discount that possibility," he added.
Boy, doesn’t that take you back to the days of the Red Menace that penetrated the government at all levels. That is until Joe McCarthy exposed them all.

Then there’s this gem from Colorado where an immigration bill was passed that would prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining public services. However, children under 18 would not be denied which has some Republicans outraged:

But Rep. Debbie Stafford, R-Aurora, said at the caucus that she was upset that the bill exempted children under 18.

"We're helping create the next generation of terrorists," she said.
Got that, illegal immigrant children = future terrorists. Brilliant!

Seriously, it must be an awful life being that afraid all the time.

Hat tip to Kevin Drum.

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