Count me among those who are not impressed with the avalanche of self-congratulation that we’re seeing in response to the arrest of a would-be terrorist who attempted to execute a plan created for him by the FBI. Glenn Greenwald weighs in with a note of skepticism about the whole sad affair. Perhaps I’m a bleeding heart liberal, but it’s hard for me believe that the most worthy action for the government when it discovers a teenager who may be sympathetic to terrorists is to put him up in his own apartment and induce him to attempt to commit an act of terrorism so that he can be arrested.
November 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Wondering what really happened with regards to our governments actions during this case does not make you a bleeding heart liberal, it makes you an American.
Everyone should question what our government is willing to do to “find” terrorists.