August 3, 2010, - 3:37 pm
I’ve written repeatedly (here and here) about my feelings on the proposed Ground Zero mosque a/k/a Cordoba House, an issue which is a red herring used by grandstanders and publicity seeking frauds. You know who they are (Scamela alert, Newt alert, Sarah alert). If they were truly bothered by a mosque there, they’d be bothered, as I am, by a mosque anywhere in America. And they’d be bothered by the other mosque, which is already in existence right near Ground Zero. But they aren’t. This is about an opportunity for self-promotion and intellectual dishonesty quickly consumed by the gullible. Today, they are up in arms that they did not get historical landmark designation for this building, a designation which they never sought when it was Burlington Coat Factory, so it’s yet more intellectual fraud and hypocrisy. But there’s a bigger hypocrite than all of them on this issue.
Dan Senor, Shameless Hypocrite & Fraud
The hypocrite of the day–especially on the Ground Zero mosque issue–is Dan Senor, the shamelessly self-promoting incompetent architect of the disastrous first months of the War in Iraq, as a top Senior “Coalition” Adviser. As I’ve noted before, he was behind Paul Bremer’s stupid policy of removing all Sunni remnants from any place in the new Iraqi police and army, effectively handing those. to Iran’s Shi’ite backers forever and to date. But, today, his hypocrisy is on Cordoba House. He has a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal decrying the mosque. And it ties nicely into what I’ve been saying–about hypocrites using this issue for self-aggrandizement when they’ve been wrong on every part of the larger picture that caused the very idea and possibility of the Ground Zero mosque in the first place.
You see, Dan Senor is behind the increase in Muslim illegal immigration in America, the increase in Muslim illegal aliens who overstayed their student and tourist visas here. And Senor is behind nearly $100 million in US aid that went straight to Hezbollah in South Lebanon in 2000. And he’s behind putting CAIR–a partner in and supporter of the Ground Zero mosque–in high regard on Capitol Hill.
Senor’s political career began as he rose to Press Secretary and key advisor to and apologist for then-U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham. He stood up for and defended Abraham when Abraham, as a committee chairman, starved all money for a computer tracking system for aliens who come here on visas. Senor stood up for and served as chief apologist for Abraham when he did this at the behest of pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS James Zogby of the Arab American Institute. And he stood up for and shilled for Abraham as Abraham sought nearly $300 million in U.S. aid for Hezbollah in South Lebanon, also at Zogby’s urging. Ultimately, Abraham succeeded in getting $86 million. Imagine how many missiles and rockets and terror training camps that funded. And Senor continued to be Abraham’s chief apologist as Abraham took CAIR’s officials all over Capitol Hill and made them a force to be reckoned with. Ditto when Abraham was one of two U.S. Senators who refused to sign a letter to President Clinton urging him to tell Yasser Arafat to stop the homicide bombings in Israel, at the height of those attacks.
Yup, Dan Senor was there all the way for each of these things his then-boss did. And, later on, even after he left Abraham’s employ for finer pastures at business school and then the Bin Laden invested Carlyle Group, Senor continued to serve as Abraham’s Jewish dhimmi apologist, writing letters from Boston to the editor of the Detroit Jewish News in defense of Abraham, when I raised these issues during Abraham’s failed re-election campaign. Senor invoked the “I’m Jewish and I worked for him” BS.
So, if Dan Senor is truly concerned about a mosque at Ground Zero, where the heck was he when some Senators and the then-INS tried to crack down on Muslim and other illegal aliens who overstay their visas? He was deadset against them. And that’s why we have more and more Muslims in our midst who need more mosques, including at Ground Zero. Dan Senor, Hypocrite.
But don’t worry. Hypocrisy, fraud, and showing us several faces is par for the course for Dan Senor. So, at least he’s consistent on something. After helping Abraham send tens of millions to Hezbollah, Senor wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal decrying Hezbollah (and wrongfully praising Argentinian President Carlos Menem as a good guy and peacemaker who opposed Iran, when in fact, it was well known that Menem accepted $5-10 million in bribes to stop any investigation into the Hezbollah bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center and cover up Iran’s involvement).
And, of course, in the last year, Dan Senor who worked against Israel with Abraham to make a name for himself in Republican politics continued his hypocrisy by writing a book (“Start-Up Nation”) about Israeli start up companies and pretending to be Israel’s friend.
Sadly, Senor gets away with this hypocrisy because gullible, ignorant morons throughout the Jewish community, the pro-Israel community, and at FOX News–where he is a FOX News “contributor”–think this guy’s excrement smells like roses.
But talk is cheap, and so is the printed word. The printed word in his book . . . and the printed word in his op-ed on the Ground Zero mosque in today’s Wall Street Journal. (And that’s not to mention his marriage to quickie-fake-conversion-to-Judaism chick Campbell Brown, who gushingly interviewed leaders of HAMAS for NBC News and unethically fawned over the Saudi Prince when she simultaneously covered the Bush White House and “dated” (euphemism) Saudi flack and now Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir. Somebody has a thing for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sloppy seconds . . . or in her case, thirds, fourths, or hundredths.)
When it counted–stopping Muslim illegal aliens from disappearing in our midst, stopping their political and PR shop from becoming an influential force–Dan Senor was on the wrong side.
And that my friends is Exhibit A in the trite old saying, “Actions speak louder than words.”
Dan Senor’s actions speak volumes. His words–on Israel, on the Ground Zero mosque, on Hezbollah–could fertilize the world.
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