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The Right in Defense of the fact that Terrorists are Criminals; Not Soldiers

Filed under “Things I never expected to say” by more-left-than-me-but-highly-respected John Gruber of Daring Fireball:

“I agree with Grover Norquist.”

This was in response to statements by well-known conservatives: former Republican Congressman and Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; in which, they cautioned against scaremongering with regard to trying terrorists in the US. This is just more evidence to the contrary that, despite their claims of a “win” this last election day, the Republican party is very much in danger of becoming a jingoist fringe party. As an independent, I worry more about that. Two corporate-run parties is bad enough, but a lame, irrelevant we’re-really-mad party and the corporate-run Democrats would be a much worse situation. Where is Buckley!?

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