Leftyblogs: A Bunch Of Ft. Dix-Heads
I summarized the responses of some key Leftyblogs: Four of the largest ignored the event entirely, one protested the use of "Islamic militants," and one of the foremost thinkers among the group, Joshua Micah Marshall, said in Talking Points Memo:
Maybe this afternoon's report from AP will make it a bit easier for JMM to see fanatic Islamism for what it is. Maybe it'll turn his thinking around so he gives some talking points worth talking about. Maybe not.
You've probably seen the reports out this morning of six New Jersey men ("Islamic radicals")arrested for plotting to attack Fort Dix. We'll have to see how this one pans out. But it's worth remembering that we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the raid on the headquarters of the 'Seeds of David' terror cult in Liberty City Florida.
It's always hard for me to see how these aren't as serious as they appear. But there is a record.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal authorities said Wednesday that six Muslim men suspected of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix were on the verge of carrying out the attack when they were arrested this week.
"I think they were in the last stage of planning," U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said. "They had training, they had maps, and I think they were very close to moving on this.
"Our view was they had pretty much gotten to concluding the planning phase of this and were looking to obtain heavy weaponry -- and if not from us, they were going to try to obtain it elsewhere."
Of course he didn't change his viewpoint one iota. There's no mention whatsoever of Ft. Dix in his posts so far today. Rather than deal with the chance of terror on our shores, here's what JMM thinks is important today, as told by the subjects of his 16 posts thus fartoday:
Fired U.S. attorneys, Green Zone security, attacking the White House on Iraq (as opposed to attacking terrorists), fired U.S. attorneys, Guantanamo (it must go!!!), Mark Penn, fired U.S. attorneys, GOP lies on CNN, fired U.S. attorneys, fired U.S. attorneys, fired U.S. attorneys, Gore campaign, fired U.S. attorneys, Abramoff, Romney, huffy Republicans.
Wow. Talk about a platform for victory in '08! Talk about really speaking to the cares and concern of Everyman.
And after the primaries, how hard do you suppose the winner will run back to the center?