"This is a sobering reminder for those who think it’s too expensive to wage a war against jihadists. I spoke to Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute, who has been critical of proposed cuts in defense and of President Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan. 'There has been a lot of talk over the past few months on how we’ve got al-Qaeda on the run and, compared with what it once was, it’s become a rump organization. But as the attack in Oslo reminds us, there are plenty of al-Qaeda allies still operating. No doubt cutting the head off a snake is important; the problem is, we’re dealing with global nest of snakes.' It would be a good opportunity, in light of this attack and talk about huge cuts in defense."
-- Jennifer Rubin in a Washington Post column published yesterday afternoon
Oh yeah? Would it be a good opportunity, Jennifer? Especially now that the guy who bombed Oslo and shot up a camp full of kids, killing 91 people, is supposedly the person pictured above: all blonde hair, blue eyes and otherwise looking like he could be Alexander Skarsgard's live-in boyfriend? Now that we know that that suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, is apparently a right-wing extremist who aligns himself fiercely with Christian fundamentalism, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration activism and who, police say, appeared to be lashing out at Norway's famously free and open society and progressive politics? Still wanna call for a war against those kinds of people: crazy, violent, white Christians?
See what a reactionary tool you look like jumping to conclusions in the pages of one of the most powerful and respected newspapers in the country?
On behalf of Muslims, Arabs, and anybody else brown -- apology accepted, you hack.