Sunday, August 22, 2010

Frank Rich on Islamophobic Hysteria of Neocons: Ginned-Up Rage for Political Gain

Frank Rich on the bogus "ground-zero mosque" controversy in today's New York Times:

The ginned-up rage over the “ground zero mosque” was not motivated by a serious desire to protect America from the real threat of terrorists lurking at home and abroad — a threat this furor has in all likelihood exacerbated — but by the potential short-term rewards of winning votes by pandering to fear during an election season. 

Rich is absolutely on target, as usual.