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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Why does Willard Rmoney keep bigots in his inner campaign circle?
Posted by Jill | 6:28 AM
If Willard Rmoney is elected in November, there's a very good chance that loose-cannon warmonger John Bolton will be Secretary of State. In an unstable world, having a man who supports Michele Bachmann's McCarthyite anti-Muslim witch hunt demonstrates that Rmoney is completely unfit to lead.

Here's what Bolton said about it on Frank Gaffney's radio show (from ThinkProgress):
What I think these members of Congress have done is simply raise the question, to a variety of inspectors general in key agencies, are your departments following their own security clearance guidelines, are they adhering to the standards that presumably everybody who seeks a security clearance should have to go through, are they making special exemptions? What is wrong with raising the question? Why is even asking whether we are living up to our standards a legitimate area of congressional oversight, why has that generated this criticism? I’m just mystified by it.

Because it's triggered by nothing but anti-Muslim hatred, that's why. Because unless there is some reason to believe that particular INDIVIDUALS are involved in terrorist-abetting activity, said individuals are entitled to be left alone. Because as soon as we start targeting entire groups to prove their loyalty, we are no better than Nazis. That's why. And that Bolton can't see that makes his presence in the inner circle of a major party presidential candidate outright terrifying.

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