Tim Sumner

Keith Olbermann ties Larry Craig to Abu Ghraib and ‘Mission Accomplished’

Jack Webb played LAPD Sergeant Joe Friday in the great TV series ‘Dragnet’ and was famous for saying, “Just the facts, sir,” to witnesses when they spoke of something other then the crimes they were reporting. Keith Olermann should have stuck to the facts in his reporting about now former Senator Larry Craig. What a perv becoming a perp in a Minneapolis airport has to do with Iraq was lost on me, as was how hazing became a war crime:

It wasn’t until the end and him saying, “day 1,582 since the ‘Mission Accomplished’ statement,” that I realized that white cloth on the head of ‘Larry the troller’ in the YouTube video was Olbermann’s reminding people of Abu Ghraib.

Larry Craig was history the moment this story broke but Keith Olbermann did a poor imitation of Jack Webb and he could not resist taking a shot at Bush’s “unjust” war and warriors.

Having reviewed Olbermann’s ‘Dragnet 2007 – The Larry Craig Bust’ and having received an ‘A’ for Psych 101 (making me, of course, the world’s foremost expert on the subject), I suspect that Olbermann is suffering from Post-Traumatic Panty Party Syndrome: he was made to wear them on his head as a freshman in college. I bet he wears them now, on his show, and 24/7, 365. Yet that is all my inane speculation, just my personal opinion of Keith “I know the truth about 9/11” (it was all George W. Bush’s fault) Olbermann, not the facts about President Bush, Iraq, Abu Ghraib, or former Senator Larry Craig.

Republicans slam Islamic Society convention

This morning, Audrey Hudson at the Washington Times reports:

Republican lawmakers are urging the Justice Department not to participate in a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America — a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing terrorism-financing case. In a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Reps. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Sue Myrick of North Carolina called the Justice Department’s involvement a “grave mistake.” “In light of the threat that our nation … is currently facing from radical jihadists, and because of the president’s commitment to fighting the war on terror on all fronts, we believe it is a grave mistake to provide legitimacy to an organization with extremist origins, leadership and a radical agenda,” the lawmakers said.

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he agrees that Justice officials should not attend the conference. “It is absolute insanity for the federal government, especially the Department of Justice, to be giving any credibility at all to a group like the ISNA, which has such strong links to Islamic extremism,” Mr. King said.

Rank-and file lawyers within the Justice Department object to participating at the ISNA convention, fearing it will undermine the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

According to an e-mail from Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, acting deputy chief of the Voting Rights Division, the plan to “co-sponsor an exhibit booth” will involve sending government lawyers to man it for the Labor Day weekend event in Illinois.

“This is an important outreach opportunity, and a chance to reach a community that is at once very much discriminated against, and very wary of the national government and its willingness to protect them,” Mrs. Lorenzo-Giguere said in an e-mail obtained by The Washington Times.

Citing The Times, which broke the story on Monday, the lawmakers’ letter said: “Establishing a partnership with ISNA is exactly the wrong approach at this critical juncture in history, setting a precedent that radical jihadists should be the conduit between the U.S. government and the American Muslim population, and we urge you to reconsider your decision to establish an official relationship with ISNA.”

Here again (as I reported Monday) is an extract from the ISNA’s Program for the convention (and I thank Michelle Malkin for linking over to that post last night):

Saturday, September 1, 2007
Moderator: Parvez Ahmed
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 4B: Ending U.S. Sponsored Torture: A Concern for All People of Faith
Room 14

The threat and reality of U.S. sponsored torture is still an issue today. The extensive news coverage by the U.S. and international media sources makes it all too clear that the grim abuses in Abu Gharib, Guantanamo Bay, and the sending of detainees to secret prisons around the world that are known to torture during interrogations, are not isolated incidents, but rather constitute policy of the U.S. government. ISNA, Christian (including evangelical), Jewish and Sikh organizations have created the National Religious Campaign Against Torture to lead the faith-based efforts to end U.S. sponsored torture. This session will describe the nature of U.S. sponsored torture, the effects of torture on its victims, the efforts of the U.S. religious community, and what you can do to help end U.S. sponsored torture [Ed — pdf reader required].

In her email obtained by The Washington Times, Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, added:

“And Chicago is lovely this time of year.”

I’d imagine Ms. Lorenzo-Giguere is feeling some heat in Washington right about now. Let’s help light a fire under all those at the DoJ that think sponsoring a booth is a good idea for unidicted co-conspirators involved in a terrorist fund raising case.

Michelle Malkin provided the information on her great web site:

The contact info for the DOJ:

Phone: (202) 514-2151 Ask for Rena.

E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General, may be sent to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov