Friday, October 24, 2008

Someone who bombs an abortion clinic is Not a Terrorist, in a Palin world

Thanks to Matt for this one:

Brian Williams: Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist under this definition?

Sarah Palin: (Exasperated sigh.) There’s no question that Bill Ayers by his own admittance was one who thought to destroy our U.S. Capitol and our Pentagon. That is a domestic terrorist. There is no question there. Now others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that it would be unacceptable to, I don’t know if you’re gonna use the word "terrorist" there.

MSNBC link here:
Youtube link here:
DailyKos link here:

"Under the pre-Patriot Act definition of the law, William Ayers and many of his compatriots in the Weather Underground certainly qualify as terrorists. Unlike the abortion clinic bombers and assassins, however, subsequent to the townhouse explosion in which three Weathermen blew themselves up in March 1970, the Weathermen gave advance warnings of their attacks.

The anti-choice terrorists didn’t warn Dr. Barnett Slepian and Robert Sanderson (killed in 1998) or Dr. Jack Fainman and another unnamed physician (wounded in 1997) or Dr. Hugh Short (wounded in 1995) or Dr. John Bayard Britton, James H. Barrett, Shannon Lowney and Leanne Nichols (killed in 1994) or Dr. Garson Romalis and five others (wounded in 1994) or Dr. David Gunn (killed in 1993) or Dr. George Tiller (wounded in 1993).

Nor did they give warnings in most of the more than 200 clinic bombings and arsons since 1993, the most recent an unsolved case in Albuquerque, N.M., in December 2007."

1 comment:

  1. So by her definition of "terruh-ist" somebody has to target government buildings? Isn't that basically what she's saying? Soooo... the religious fanatics who took down the the Twin Towers are not? What about Erik Rudolph bombing a gay bar? What about Palestinians who bomb cafés? How 'bout Iraqi kidnappers who behead journalists on film? No government buildings involved there, huh? She is so pathetic in her willful ignorance of which she is so proud.


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