I do recognize the legal right of a group of Muslims to build a Mosque 2 blogs from Ground Zero in New York City.
However, those that wish to build this Mosque are evil! Rich Galen in his Mullins column writes this:
It cannot be lost on the backers of this Mosque that it is, if not cheek-by-jowl to Ground Zero, it is close enough to be seen by many Americans - even those of good will toward Muslims - as mocking the attacks of 9/11.
Manhattan is a big place. New York City is a bigger place. Put the Mosque somewhere else and quit insulting us by asking us to pretend that the proposed location is just happenstance.
Where is the outrage from the "moderate" Muslims of this insult. Our Bill of Rights gives them the right to build it but we don't have to pretend we respect them for doing it. I will be very interested in who fiances the construction of this Mosque. I am waiting for the Muslims of good will to speak out and to dissociate themselves from this outrage..
(To read the rest of Rich Galen's column click on the title above for a link)
On Saturday President Obama said"
"I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That's what our country is about. And I think it's very important as difficult as some of these issues are that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about."
"I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there".... why the heck not !
James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal comments:
"A clever little dodge indeed! Once again, Barack Obama votes "present."
It would be helpful for our President to express the outrage most Americans feel for this insult.
UPDATE: Democrat Pat Caddell just said on Fox News that Obama's comments on the Mosque near Ground Zero is going to "blow up the Democratic party."
To the folks who want to build the Mosque don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.