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In America, this posting and this blog are the disjointed screeds of violent right-wing extremists.

For contrast, here is an example of a serious and cogent contribution to our political discourse:

WALLACE: How hard do you think President Obama would be to defeat in 2012?

PALIN: It depends on a few things, say he played — I got this from Buchanan — say he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decide to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel–which I would like him to do. That changes the dynamics of what we can assume will happen between now and three years. Because I think if the election were today, Obama would not be elected.

WALLACE: You’re not suggesting that Obama would cynically play the war card?

PALIN: I’m not suggesting that, I’m saying if he did, things would dramatically change if he decided to toughen up and do all that he can to secure our nation and secure our allies. I think people would shift their thinking a bit.

Here is a quote from Bedell’s “bizarre series of Internet postings”:

The moral values of individuals and communities are increasingly attacked by a political system where deceit is routine and accepted, and the only standard is power. This inexorable attack on morality and conscience must be opposed and overcome.

Here is an exchange with a government lawyer who won’t be punished for professional misconduct:

Cassel: If the President deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?
Yoo: No treaty.
Cassel: Also no law by Congress. That is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo.
Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.

Bedell’s attack, which resulted in his own death and two superficial injuries to Pentagon police officers, and Stack’s, which killed him and one IRS employee and injured thirteen other people, were the “toxic” results of “fevered minds” with “poisonous views.” And Nidal Malik Hasan’s attack on a military base, which killed thirteen people and wounded thirty (most of the casualties being military), was “the most destructive terrorist act to be committed on American soil since 9/11.”

On the other hand, our drones kill fifty civilians for every suspected Al-Qaeda member, and our wars in the Muslim world have also resulted in child rape, kidnapping for the purpose of genital torture, and all manner of murders. We’ve also funded a terrorist group that bombs mosques. Clearly, “an overemphasis on civilian protection is now putting American troops on the defensive.”

Bedell, who protested US cannabis laws, and Stack, who opposed the bailouts, the health insurance industry, and “the monsters of organized religion,” were right-wing extremists. Barack Obama, who claims the power to assassinate Americans abroad, is a leftist who “doesn’t want to admit we’re at war” and even won a Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemongering ways.

Any questions?

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