Despite Obama’s calls for unity in the aftermath of “We killed that motherfucker,” Republicans are still acting like Republicans — that is to say — lying assholes. First, they are falling all over themselves to assign credit to George Bush for nabbing Bin Laden1, despite two undeniable facts:
Fact One: George Bush gave up on the hunt for OBL, both in 2002 (when, at a press conference, Bush stated that he was no longer worried about finding Bin Laden) and then again in 2006 (when Bush closed the CIA unit tasked with finding Bin Laden). Whether or not you fall into the weird contingent of people who are shedding morality tears for OBL, one thing is clear — this was all Obama.
Fact Two: Republicans are assholes (I think I may have mentioned that before):
“The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving,'” the mother of a student in the same class told ABC13. “And she basically looked at him and said what are you talking about? And he said I heard about your uncle’s death and she said wow, because she understood that he was referring about Osama bin Laden being killed and was racially profiling her.”
She added that the teacher “just kind of smirked and giggled and walked away” after the Muslim student ended up crying over the comments.
Yeah. That happened.
The teacher, rightfully, has been suspended, but I doubt that will be of any comfort to the student.
Commenting on the incident, the president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, Aziz Siddiqi, said that he thought that the remarks were an isolated incident:
“It’s just one individual,” he said. “A lot of people suffer because of the actions of one individual. This little girl suffered. The teacher is going to suffer. I think every society has some people who are a little off. He may be one of those.”
Look, I can’t fault a man for trying to remain positive, but it seems to me that it’s more than “some” people who are a little off. In my view, a lot of people have taken leave of their damn senses.
But hey, I’m not going to pee on his parade and tell him it’s whisky. We could use more folks who aren’t growing more murderously cynical with every passing day.
So, here’s to you, Mr. Siddiqi! You stay positive!
I’ll be over here waiting for the planet to implode.
1 And by “nabbing,” I mean “shooting in the face” and no I’m not gonna fucking cry about whether or not he was armed. He was a mass murderer. Fuck that guy.
[via Raw Story]
[cross-posted at ABLC]
[Well shit, Cole beat me to it. C’est la vie. (La vie.) – ABLxx]