Now I’ve seen everything

April 2, 2008

Jihadist hookers.

Guess those brave, brave jihadis just can’t wait for their 72 virgins.



The past endorsing the present

April 2, 2008

Traitor Hanoi Jane Actress Jane Fonda announced her endorsement of Barack Obama today. Lovely. The defeatist Left of yesterday continues to pass the torch to the defeatist Left of today.

Let’s see: his minister and admitted spiritual mentor of over 20 years is an anti-Semitic, White-bashing, America-damning racist; among his pals are unrepentant members of the terrorist Weather Underground; he’s talked out of both sides of his mouth (once to Ohio, once to Canada) about NAFTA. Now we see he’s uniting the old McGovernite coalition behind him.

Obama claims to be a bridge-builder. The only bridges he’s building are between the Left and the Far Left.

(hat tip: Hot Air)

LINKS: Power Line notes the McCain-Fonda near-miss 35 years ago.

UPDATE: How did I miss this? Jimmy Carter, America’s worst ex-president, also endorsed Obama. The hits just keep rolling.

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Our friends, the Saudis

April 2, 2008

Our great, good allies in the Jihadi War, who have done so much for The Cause since 9/11 (including threatening Britain), are also the single biggest source of funds for jihadist terror groups, including al Qaeda.

Saudi Arabia remains the world’s leading source of money for Al Qaeda and other extremist networks and has failed to take key steps requested by U.S. officials to stem the flow, the Bush administration’s top financial counter-terrorism official said Tuesday.

Stuart A. Levey, a Treasury undersecretary, told a Senate committee that the Saudi government had not taken important steps to go after those who finance terrorist organizations or to prevent wealthy donors from bankrolling extremism through charitable contributions, sometimes unwittingly.

"Saudi Arabia today remains the location where more money is going to terrorism, to Sunni terror groups and to the Taliban than any other place in the world," Levey said under questioning.

U.S. officials have previously identified Saudi Arabia as a major source of funding for extremism. But Levey’s comments were notable because, although reluctant to directly criticize a close U.S. ally, he acknowledged frustration with administration efforts to persuade the Saudis and others to act.

Thanks, pals.

LINKS: Ed Morrissey has more, including a reminder of how the New York Times screwed up an important program to interdict terrorist financing.


The habit of a lifetime

April 2, 2008

As a 27-year old lawyer, Lady Macbeth Hillary Clinton served on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee during its investigations into impeaching President Nixon. How did her service there end?

She was fired for lies and unethical behavior.

As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying.

The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.


“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

(Link and emphasis added.)

Be sure to read the whole thing.

Of course, all politicians lie at one time or another, to one degree or another. It’s the nature of the beast in democracies, because the public often says "tell me what I want to hear, not what I need to hear," and politicians will do just that to get elected.

But Hillary seems to have made a lifelong career of it, stretching back well before her time in the White House or even Little Rock.

The question of this election may not be "Do we want another Clinton in office?" Instead, maybe we should be asking "Do we want another Nixon?"

(hat tip: Hot Air)

LINKS: See also Classical Values, Power Line, Blue Crab Boulevard, Patterico, Accuracy in Media, Zeifman’s own web site, Fausta, and Campaign Standard. Michael Weiss is much more skeptical at Pajamas Media. For more on Hillary, lying, and the meaning of the Tall Tale of Tuzla, read Christopher Hitchens at Slate.