Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Zombie dropped by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to watch the oral argument in the case of Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush. His post is a fascinating journey into the heart of radical politics, the bizarre alliance of activist left and Islamic radicalism, and mainstream media coverage of same. Perhaps more importantly, Zombie's work is so rich with links that it will serve as an important resource for any reporter who wants to do anything beyond writing down a left-wing lawyer's talking points.
Zombie is well-known in certain circles for his extended deconstructions of suspicious "journalism." His analysis of the media's coverage of an incident in last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah is a work of art.
One would wish that un-named and plausibly denied organizations within our government could assure that people associated with groups like Al-H held as a common denominator premature death, and that prior to such deaths the funds they'd collected were embezzled (to fund continuing efforts to thwart them).
Hm, three Ninth Circus judges, two Clinton appointees and one Carter, in charge of a National Security case in which they openly mock the Government lawyers. Does anybody have any doubt as to the outcome of this case?
I just hope it gets overturned on appeal.