Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nemesis Take Down - Racial Profiling Bad Policy

Michelle Malkin still trying to hock here failed book about "fearing the brown people" is in a fuss about 9/10 (without one mention of who was in office). Yes she thinks we are back to scary days when racial profiling was consider bad practices.

A. Sewer administers the take down:'s impossible to get good human intelligence if people see you as the enemy. Were the government to adopt a policy of racial profiling as Malkin suggests, it would alienate the population we're depending on to feed us information about potential attacks. Also, if you're worrying about ethnicity rather than evidence, you're going to waste a lot of resources chasing innocent people.

So not only is racial profiling morally reprehensible, it's also just a bad policy. Unless of course, you see all Muslims as the enemy and you want to punish them for simply existing.

At any rate, what's with conservatives using potential terrorist attacks to argue for their own terrible policy ideas? There's something amusing going on here: since Obama is president, conservatives can't take credit for successful arrests, and the success itself makes it harder for them to argue that Obama's national security policies are putting Americans at risk.

Ohhhh smack down, pew pew action. Malkin shoots and the shot is DENIED! It is always nice to know there are others out there readily handing Malkin a bit of a reality check, but also her undeniably weak and broken arguments for IRRATIONAL FEAR. Sorry on this one, no faux expose piece will get your soul back.

And Sewer makes an observation I too have made before on this blog. It drives the Right completely nuts that Obama is a) having successes with his policies and strategy in foreign and domestic anti-terrorism and b) it has nothing whatsoever to do with them.

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