Once again Charles Krauthammer has synthesized an event in the news and given us his take. And as usual, he is right.
The Boston Globe reports that the wackos at Amherst, Massachusetts, have voted to allow the relocation of Guantanamo released terrorists. Notice this quote by one of the selectmen supporting the resolution: "The United States has a long history of being a place of refuge and asylum for persecuted people. There's nothing new about this."
Words do matter. Illegal aliens have become "immigrants," and now terrorists are becoming "persecuted people." Years ago, a joke circulated in poor countries. "Declare war on the United States, and surrender the next day. That would ensure that America would pump billions to the defeated nation." Now all you have to do to get a green card is threaten to kill us. Only in America, or should I say only in a university town in Massachusetts.
A conference in Cairo, organized by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to raise awareness of breast cancer, has rescinded the invitations to Israeli doctors that were supposed to attend. The interesting point is that this conference was touted by international news organizations as an unprecedented example of cooperation in the region. If you had to bet on where will a cure for cancer be found, would you bet on Cairo or Tel Aviv? Yes…that’s what I thought. Perhaps next year the conference should be held in Amherst. People there are very tolerant.