Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Norway attack revives head of domestic terror

The recent terrorist attack in Norway was totally expected.

Of course, when it occurred, the first fingers jabbed into the air were pointed accusingly at Muslims. The Washington Post's neocon columnist Jennifer Rubin didn't bother for any pesky facts to come in before quoting extensively from an article in the Weekly Standard: "We don't know if al Qaeda was directly responsible for today's events, but in all likelihood the attack was launched by part of the jihadist hydra." Rubin expanded the Standard's neocon arguments to demand more defense spending. The Washington Post never published an update or retraction.

The New York Times also published a headline somewhat prematurely: "Blasts and Gun Attack in Norway; 7 Dead — Powerful Explosions Hit Oslo; Jihadis Claim Responsibility." The problem was that no such thing had occurred.

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