Yesterday morning witnessed the first terrorist attack against an American on American soil of a new administration. During the last Democratic administration, we saw a rising number of terrorist attacks unleashed by the American right against their fellow citizens Indeed, almost twice as many Americans were killed by right wing American terrorists as were killed by foreign terrorists.
So, let's tote the numbers up. I've assembled the list of American deaths from foreign terrorism from the State Department's Global Patterns in Terrorism released yearly.
Six Americans dead in the WTC attack. Those were the only American deaths from terrorism that year.Read below the fold...
Andrew McCarthy at Echindne has thrown in the towel.
In the comments (ironically), Andrew fleshes out his reasoning:
"My biggest objection to blogging (as usually practiced) is that the "format" doesn't really allow room for deep thinking. It puts a premium on fast response time and provocative "sound bytes".Read below the fold...
... otherwise, we could watch dissectin' Danny Schechter tell the story they* didn't want you to know about: Barack Obama's historically historic historicism.
Ain't it grand? He's the "People's** PresidentTM"!
* Other than the entire media and blogosphere, and nearly every Democratic insider Read below the fold...
Wichita Eagle reports Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions, among them late term abortions, in Kansas, was killed while approaching his church this morning, just after 10 AM.
Tiller was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the congregation. Witnesses and a police source confirmed Tiller was the victim.
No information has been released about whether a suspect is in custody.Read below the fold...
The United States has made a new request for Australia to accept a group of detainees from Guantanamo Bay for resettlement, a government spokeswoman said on Saturday.
The request is the first by President Barack Obama's administration, which plans to close down the detention camp in Cuba within the next year.
Always nice to see the administration thinking outside the box, and not simply repeating what Bush did.
Via Neural Gourmet's twitter feed, one finds a post that's skeptical about the benefits of local food-growing.
Naturally, so to speak, the most-local form of growing is growing your own food, a most auspicious pursuit. Though if/when survival comes down to that, I'm a dead man.
Anyone who knows anything about growing and/or economics want to weigh in on whether the author of that post should get an olive branch or rotten tomatoes? Read below the fold...