Today, Ann Coulter announced that her new book, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism will be released next week.
Also today, a naturalized Muslim plead guilty to aiding al-Qaida and plotting to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge
Two seaming unrelated stories linked together by the endless myopia of liberals in this country. The premise behind Coulter's book is that Joe McCarthy had legitimate cause to believe that Soviet spies or those loyal to the Soviet cause had infiltrated the government and American society. Much of the information that has come to light since the fall of the Soviet Empire suggest that the USSR did have a rather extensive network of informants in the United States. Coulter's book attacks the liberals for destroying McCarthy in fear of being caught themselves. Fast forward to today, when a naturalized Muslim pleads guilty to plotting attacks against the US. This is occurring in an atmosphere in which the Bush administration is facing increase criticism from civil libertarians for the detention of al-Qaida members in Cuba, and the detention of individual caught in this country since September 11'th. Viewing these stories together, the first thing that came to mind was the expression, "just because you are paranoid does not mean that everybody is not out to get you." Or, to relate it to the McCarthy error, "Just because you are a paranoid conservative drunk, does not mean that the State Department is not infiltrated with communist sympathizers." And of course to relate it to today, "Just because you are a Muslim, does not mean that you are NOT and Islamic Fundamentalism." Liberals have had a hard time excepting the existence of evil people who wished harm on this country and its people. In both the McCarthy instance and the current battle over the rights of suspected terrorist, liberals have refused to accept that the evil being prevented may actual exist. In both cases, liberals structured their argument to end to processes all together rather than to narrow the size of the net being cast over both classes of people. If the Liberal mindset prevails, this country will face an increased security risk do solely to the fact that they refuse to believe that bad people exist and are plotting evil against this country and therefore will refuse to do what it takes to protect its people.