Daniel Pipes’ NightMares
For those who are lucky enough to have remained unaware of the existence of Daniel Pipes, don’t read this.
Old Daniel, that noted “expert” on the Middle East who loosed Laurie Mylroie on the unsuspecting world, who convinced the Reagan administration to back the only Persian Gulf leader who shared our views, Saddam Hussein, is back in the news.
reports that Daniel is now backing a new NightMare, Michelle Malkin. Ms. Malkin wrote a book justifying the World War II internment camps for the Japanese Americans, with an idea of re-establishing a similar system for Islamic Americans, and Pipes approves.
The only reason Pipes hasn’t disappeared into the oblivion that he so richly deserves is because neocons worship at his altar. This is the type of diseased thought that has infected what passes for leadership in the current administration. It doesn’t matter how many times such prophets are exposed as false, they continue to be listened to and to affect policy with disastrous results.