Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Wrong Priorities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security improperly conducted a threat assessment of Wisconsin pro- and anti-abortion rights groups before an expected rally last year. The department said in a memo released last year that it destroyed or deleted all of the copies of the assessment after an internal review found it violated intelligence gathering guidelines about "protest groups which posed no threat to homeland security."

In stark contrast, it was revealed recently that the U.S. Army was explicitly warned that Islamic jihadists posed a major domestic threat over two years ago. Their lack of interest and failure to act on this clear warning may have led to the Fort Hood jihad shooting by Nadil Malik Hasan this past November.

I am not a pro-lifer (my position on abortion is ambiguous, to say the least), but I have always felt that the moral equivalence often made between the almost literal handful of abortion clinic terrorists and the literal thousands (the current tally in the top-right corner of your screen at the time of writing is 14,813) of terror attacks committed by Islamic jihadists since 9/11 alone is...well, kinda silly. Now we can see the consequences of this faulty outlook: the hopelessly politically correct authorities spend so much time focused on imaginary threats posed by anti-abortionists (and in fact, all conservatives) that they miss out on real threats - namely, jihad.

And people die. Always they die.

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