Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Liz Cheney demonstrates the wisdom of Robert Kennedy

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents." - Robert Kennedy

Liz Cheney's organization Keep America Safe has taken to calling DOJ lawyers who represent Guantanamo detainees as the "Al Qaeda 7" as if they are members of Al Qaeda.

Speaking of extremists who are extreme because of what they say about their opponents, isn't it ironic how Glenn Beck* sees an inevitable road to fascism in a healthcare proposal but doesn't seem to manage to get worked up about what scholar of fascism Robert Paxton described as "enough" for fascism to take hold in a society: "seemingly anodyne decisions to tolerate lawless treatment of national 'enemies'."

Glenn Greenwald has more on the vileness of Cheney's (and Bill Kristol's) attack on these lawyers

*Here's another one of Beck's smears of "progressives" as totalitarian monsters. I love this comment at the link

(Glenn's little into music)

"Hey, welcome to the show...and now,

Etc., Etc., Etc.,"

Day after day after day after day...the same sh!t.

Feel the fear. Feel the hate.

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