Skip to comments.Boxer: "A Couple of 9/11 Hijackers Came from UAE" [Profiling Double-Standard Alert]
Posted on 02/21/2006 7:22:24 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
To explain in part her opposition to the UAE port deal, Barbara Boxer just declared on Scarborough Country:
"Two of the 9/11 hijackers were from the UAE."
Did Barbara Boxer just play the guilt-by-association card? Did she propose the most blatant kind of ethnic profiling?
I swear it was only the fact that Scarborough and Boxer were in different studios that kept them from falling into each others arms, as Scarborough declared that the port deal "makes no sense at all" and is "a terrible, terrible idea."
Scarborough urged viewers to call the White House and their congressmen to voice their opposition.
Look, I don't like the sound of this arrangement. But hearing Boxer and Scarborough gush at each other almost makes me want to run out and support it.
In any case, Boxer's hypocrisy is breathtaking. For example, imagine that if President Bush had tried to justify warrantless surveillance of a UAE citizen on the basis that "two of the 9/11 hijackers were from the UAE." Can you imagine the wails of outrage that would have emanated from Boxer's direction?
Ethnic profiling is fine as long as it comes from the left. Sacarborough should be ashamed of hisself...and thanks for posting.
It's called "hip ignorance."
I support President Bush on this.
The Dems for some reason feel free to attack the UAE, probably because this country is actually perceived as friendly to the US, on an official basis, at least. Also, it doesn't look as if the UAE is going to issue a fatwa against them which could end in that ugly beheading thing, so attacking the UAE is pretty safe.
That Dick Cheney, imagine letting the UAE get our ports just so the MSM would forget the other stuff that happened in Texas at the Armstrong ranch
How are they going to craft blocking legislation--that everybody's running to get onboard--considering that all of America's major port cargo-transfer operations are foreign owned right now? Profiling Arabs? Profiling Muslims? This is going to be a lot more complicated than Congress thinks.
I wonder if AL Gore has made a statement about this yet! After his statement in Saudi Arabia, I wonder if he is against this!
Scarborough Country ping to Today show list.
Perhaps this was the best Rove-scheme ever... getting the Left to demand profiling!
It seems to me it's just a change in ownership.
I don't believe all the employees are going to be fired and replaced with islamofacists.
So now maybe they will explain their aversion to profiling?
The 'Rats fall into yet another devious Rovian trap!
I think both sides have overreacted on this. As soon as the word got out there was a political explosion. They should have got together and talked this over.
Yeah? We have arrested terrorist in your state so just go away now.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
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