Monday, June 1, 2009

What's the difference between right-wing nuts and jihadists?

There is no difference. They're terrorists, plain and simple. The definition of terrorist is someone who uses physical violence and a means to attain a political objective. That's what Scott Roeder is, that's what he became when he shot and killed George Tiller, the Ob-Gyn doctor in Kansas.

Here's the rub: Roeder will get a fair trial, in the US justice system, just like all the other terrorists we still have in custody. Of course, since Obama is still all for indefinite detentions, maybe we can ship off Roeder to Bagram, or just keep Gitmo open and start putting all the right-wing domestic terrorists there. I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of these crazies in the coming months and years.

I wonder how long before we get our next McVeigh-type bombing.

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