The case of Najibullah Zazi continues to be under-appreciated victory for the United States. A deadly attack was thwarted; intelligence was collected; and justice was served. No torture, no military commissions, no need to stray from the legal process. The legal system was followed to the letter, and it worked beautifully.
And conservatives really don't want to talk about it.The Republicans who most vociferously blasted the Obama Administration for putting the attempted Christmas bombing suspect through the criminal justice system have apparently been silent on another high-profile terrorism case making its way through the civilian system. [...]Given the GOP outrage over the administration's decision to charge attempted Christmas bomber Umar Abdulmutallab in criminal court, one might have expected a flurry of Republican press releases and TV appearance this week over the handling of the Zazi case.
But the press releases never came, and the TV appearances were never scheduled.On the Hill, the usual suspects of hysterical conservatives -- Kit Bond, Pete Hoekstra, Pete King -- haven't said a word. And what about their media allies? Even when Zazi's guilty plea became a major development, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity literally didn't say a word about the guilty plea of a man who would have killed innocent Americans in a terrorist attack in New York City.
You know, I'm disappointed. I really am. I expected these fucktards to raise a huge fuss. Since they couldn't attack with half-truths, I thought they'd come up with some nice outrageous lies we could all amuse ourselves with. But no. They can't even be bothered to get creative. And I can't believe that's because they've suddenly realized lying is wrong. No, I think they've just had one of those moments where their powers of fabrication have abandoned them. Call it liar's block.
I'm sure it's a temporary condition. I fully expect we'll soon hear all about how the Obama administration's handling of Zazi threatens to bring about the end of civilization as we know it, lets the terrorists win, will get us all killed in our beds, etc. etc. Peter Cetera etc.
I expect nothing less from our ridiculous right.