I’m reminded of a Dave Chappelle bit when he asks, “Have you ever had something happen that was so racist, that you didn’t even get mad?” But this will make a lot of people really mad, and righteously so.
Via Right Wing Watch (Tea Party Nation’s site is pay-only), Judson Phillips, the head of Tea Party Nation, claimed because bin Laden represented the mainstream of Muslim opinion, we should have violated as many Islamic tabboos as possible in desecrating Osama’s corpse to “send a message.”
He also said something to the effect that Obama wouldn’t have undertaken this opperation if he weren’t up for reelection, but that kind of pales compared to this:
What should have happened, which would not happen under the Obama regime and to be fair, the Bush administration was too politically correct to do this either, but Osama’s body should have not been immediately buried. We should have told everyone that the body was wrapped in pig fat before burial.
It is not just the visceral insult. It is sending a message. Contrary to what the politically correct say, Osama does represent the mainstream of Islam. By defiling the body, we say that you are not getting your 72 virgins. This should be the policy we have with every Islamic terrorist we capture. If you die, we are going to deny you paradise. If we capture you, we are going to feed you nothing but pork until you talk.
Obama is taking credit for this. He did give the order. Did he really have a choice? If word leaked out that he had solid intelligence on where Bin Laden was and did not act, it would have killed any chance he had at reelection. Of course, he made his announcement right in the middle of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show. Of course, that was just a coincidence.
I’m not able to find numbers on how big Tea Party Nation is, but it was connected enough to organize a two-day, 600-person headcount convetion in February last year, featuring keynote speaker Sarah Palin, who appears to have been paid $100,000 for her appearance.