Right Wing Backs Terrorist When His Target is Ex-Prez Carter

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Remember the buzz about anonymous commenters damning their luck that the attempt in Afghanistan on VP Dick Cheney’s life was unsuccessful? In fact, several commenters on my post yesterday about Donald Rumsfeld’s recent hospitalization have accused me of wishing the former Secretary of Defense dead.

Well, in the spirit of tit for tat, I call your attention to Glenn Greenwald’s blog post on responses at the major conservative blog Little Green Footballs to news that among the many—too many—things that KSM has confessed to was a plot to assassinate Carter. (How old is this guy?)

Greenwald’s post is worth reading in its entirety, but here are a few of the choicest comments:

Can we furlough him–just so he can realize the Carter plot? Please?
/Is this wrong?

Can we trade Carter to get the WTC and it’s occupants back?

#31 Earth2moonbat
Can we trade Carter to get the WTC and it’s occupants back?
Yes. Absolutely.
We won’t get them back in the trade, but we will have gotten rid of Carter, so there is still a net benefit.

Really, why would Islamic terrorists plan to kill Jimmy Carter…the man is their best friend.

“Mohammed also admitted to planning assassination attempts on former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.”
Even this schmuck had some good ideas.

Here are some supporting the torture that almost certainly, err, facilitated KSM’s catch-all confessions:

But they got those confessions through torture! And worse than that, they probably hurt his feelings too.

They probably gained those confessions through brutal torture – you know, panties on the head and all.

Little Green Football’s blogger-in-chief Charles Johnson has already blocked the link from Greenwald’s post (which took time, Greenwald points out, that Johnson could have used to delete the comments), so check them out before they’re gone.

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