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The Idiocy Begins: Pundits and politicians on Hasan

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From Jim Sleeper:

Now that we know that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was steeping in a kettle of Islamicist paranoia and rage, Joe Lieberman will hold hearings to examine the dark brew, and David Brooks, wired just like Lieberman, fans the fumes this morning to embarrass hapless liberals, therapy addicts, and merciful Christians who tried to understand Hasan as a troubled individual or lost soul.

Lieberman and Brooks are right the way a stopped clock is right twice a day. Where were they at another time of the day, in 1994, when a Brooklyn Jew, Baruch Goldstein, massacred 29 Palestinians at prayer in Hebron? Did they condemn and examine the Jewish paranoia and rage driving him?

Here’s the David Brooks column Sleeper is referring to.

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