Frank Gaffney’s entire body composed of flesh-eating locusts?
Frank Gaffney is a hack who takes a lot of money from the defense industry to publicly monger copious quantities of fear in ways that contribute to their agenda. Even by Washington, DC standards he is a notorious liar. Because he is such a notorious liar, he got to be an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.
But do you know that truism that the moment you bring up Hitler, you’ve lost your argument?
This is not to say, necessarily, that Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim any more than Mr. Clinton actually is black. After his five months in office, and most especially after his just-concluded visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, however, a stunning conclusion seems increasingly plausible: The man now happy to have his Islamic-rooted middle name featured prominently has engaged in the most consequential bait-and-switch since Adolf Hitler duped Neville Chamberlain over Czechoslovakia at Munich.
I was going to say the Washington Times should be ashamed they published this op-ed. But now I’m happy they did. Because it casts such an amazing shadow over everything else this writer, who is not necessarily an insect-human hybrid, has ever produced. He says we should launch a missile strike against Iran? He must be wrong – he believes President Obama is a Muslim. He argues that we should increase funding to missile defense? Once again, he’s wrong because he believes Barack Obama is a Muslim. He signed the Project for a New American Century’s manifesto? Everything in it must be wrong because he believes Obama is a Muslim. He says Saddam Hussein has WMDs and is a grave and gathering threat to America….oh wait.
So thanks Washington Times. You have finally made it plausible that this man, whose chest cavity is not necessarily filled with spider eggs, can no longer be trusted in any way, shape, or form.
Ultimately, the useful thing about these ‘birther’ and Muslim Manchurian Candidate conspiracy theories is that it takes the mask off who simply isn’t credible. If you’re in Washington, a pundit, and part of the tiny minority that can’t be persuaded by any means that Obama is not a Kenyan-Indonesian robot Muslim socialist, you’re just full of shit. Or filled entirely with flesh-eating locusts?