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Holder Isn’t the Only One in the Administration Who Can’t Seem to Form the Words ‘Radical Islam’

As Jen Rubin points out, there is also The One himself.

At the signing ceremony for the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, the president couldn’t bring himself to mention who actually murdered Daniel Pearl, much less why. (Hint: At the time, there was not yet a health-care bill to be upset over.) 

In a sad irony, the new law is one of those Obama-style preens in which we don’t actually do anything about repression; we just “bear witness” to it. Yet, in patting himself on the back for it, Obama is unwilling even to bear witness to Islamist repression. Our fearless State Department will, instead, restrict its witness bearing to “governments that are specifically condoning or facilitating this kind of press repression, single[] them out and subject[] them to the gaze of world opinion in ways that I think are extraordinarily important.” You’ll still be safe from the fierce “gaze of world opinion” if you’re a r–, a r–, uh, if you’re um, y’know, upset about the health-care bill.


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