The Corner

A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice a Day

The Arabic

translator scandal is page-one news in Monday’s Washington

Times. For once, Senator Charles Schumer (Dem., New York) is

quoted asking precisely the right question:

“The presumption is that everyone at Guantanamo … went through some kind

of background check,” Mr. Schumer said on Sept. 24. “But it is baffling

that a chaplain who spent time in Syria, a country on the terrorist

watch-list, and was trained by a group with ties to terrorism, would be

allowed to serve as a cleric to a bunch of Taliban and al Qaeda.”

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