Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has suggested that people who voice opposition to the construction of a Mosque near the Twin Towers "Ground Zero" site should be investigated.
"There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how ... this opposition to the mosque is being funded,"This is the first I've heard that someone wants this kind of investigation. But I only spend a couple of hours a day reading the news; apparently I have not been as well-informed as I thought.
All I've seen are the comments from readers who have voiced opposition on the basis of the concept that 911 was not an attack on New York City, but on America ... and that in the minds of most Americans, "Ground Zero" has become as near to a Holy site as any which has been consecrated by construction of a religious edifice.
Also, I've read a lot of commentary to the effect that this mosque (1) represents a "foot on the neck" of America, or a monument to the damage caused by the attack; and (2) that there must be some reason other than that which has been stated, to choose this specific site for construction of a $100 million Mosque.
That last is especially curious, since New York City is said to already contain over 100 Mosques.
But getting back to Pelosi: I wondered, when I read this, just WHO is going to run this investigation?
Then I read this New York Times article (republished) titled: "Civilians to take U.S. Lead after Military Leaves".
The article addresses concerns about how American support of Iraq will be continued as the Military Bug-out continues.
By October 2011, the State Department will assume responsibility for training the Iraqi police, a task that will largely be carried out by contractors. With no American soldiers to defuse sectarian tensions in northern Iraq, it will be up to American diplomats in two new $100 million outposts to head off potential confrontations between the Iraqi Army and Kurdish pesh merga forces.Hmm ... the State Department. That would be Hillary Clinton, right?
This extends HillaryCare to its logical absurdity.
Poor Iraqis, relying on Hillary diplomats to keep them safe.
You people are screwed. Screwed.
So, is Hillary also going to be responsible for undermining both the American First Amendment? Will she be the one who investigates the protests which are obviously a grass-roots uprising? If so, Americans are screwed, too.
What idiot let the State Department take responsibility for ... well for anything? A good president is one who keeps the Department of State firmly under his thumb.