November 6th, 2007

Terrorism, the Constitution, and Irony

Pakistan is in turmoil as the president (a military dictator and U.S. puppet) has suspended the Constitution in order to fight the “grave threat” posed by the “visible ascendancy in the activities of extremists and incidents of terrorist attacks”.

Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot, must be reeling; subverting the rule of law is one of the ten steps she discusses in her book of how a dictator rises to power and brings fascism to the people.

While the actions of the military dictator are predictable, they have sparked an ironic statement from the White House Press Secretary that are anything but predictable.

Asked if it’s ever reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism, Press Secretary Perino replied “In our opinion, no.” The irony in this case is that this administration has done exactly that which they are condemning in Pres. Musharraf.

Ironic, yes. And borderline hypocritical.

3 Responses to “Terrorism, the Constitution, and Irony”

  1. Dan
    November 7, 2007 at 5:40 am #

    Connor,

    Note the importance in the way she answered that question: “In OUR OPINION.” What if their opinion changed?

  2. Dr. B.
    November 7, 2007 at 1:28 pm #

    Tag! Tell us about your missionary experiences.

  3. November 7, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    To the people of Pakistan. This is a test. It is only a test. To know what to do in case of a real emergency, please wait until the Bush Administration declares Martial Law and suspends the Constitution of the United States of America. We will now return you to the disinformation, misinformation, and blatant lies prepared by the American media for your gullible consumption.

    This may be considered a fatal attempt at humor.

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