Wednesday, 8 February 2006 - 5:56 PM CST
You're right. It wasn't "Mother Sheehan" it was "Dhimmi Carter" who had made statements saying that the detention of terror suspect at Guantanamo was an embarrassment. You condemned him, said his security clearance should be revoked, and quoted Goldstein who said that he was aiding the enemy:
"Carter is a former President. What he says against our war aims and policies is bound to be used as propaganda by the Islamofascists. That's why he deserves the harshest sort of condemnation.
Anyway, whatever happened to the idea that discretion is the better part of valor? When the enemy of Civilization can profitably use your words, that ought to be a sign to clam up."
Do you seriously think this cartoon crap is not being used as propaganda by the Islamofascists? In a different way than you allege for Carter, but they are very likely using it in recruiting to make the claim that the West is out to destroy Islam. It's far more likely they are using the cartoon attacks in propaganda than that they are using Carter's statements, which would undermine their claim that Americans are rabid wolves. What happened to discretion being the better part of valor in Denmark? So much for your marketplace of ideas. Face it. You think free speech and the free press is only for people who agree with you.
As for Godwin's Law, if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck....