December 18, 2008, - 10:06 am
Obama’s Pan-Terrorist, Anti-Israel Republican: About Rep. LaHood, Scary New Transportation Secretary
By Debbie Schlussel
Obama’s appointment of Rahm Emanuel’s close friend, Congressman Ray LaHood of Illinois, is emblematic of the types of “Republicans” Obama likes–RINOs.
LaHood, who is retiring from Congress, was one of the most anti-Israel Republicans–no, make that, one of the most anti-Israel Congressman–which has a lot to do with his Lebanese heritage. Although he’s a Christian, LaHood was not exactly opposed to Hezbollah or HAMAS. And don’t forget his sponsorship of the anti-Israel “Rachel Corrie Resolution,” among many other damaging votes he cast on the Middle East. (In case you don’t know, Corrie is the granola-y bim, who aided Palestinian terrorists, laughingly burned the American flag for them, then got herself killed when she stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer, trying to destroy a terrorist smuggling hideout and the driver didn’t see her–call it natural self-selection.) He’s soft on Syria and Bashar Assad, too.
And then, there’s his 2000 sponsorship of H.R. 2121, the Secret Evidence Repeal Act, designed to protect Islamic terrorists in our midst by disallowing courts and law enforcement to use profiling, secret evidence, and secret methods and sources to fight terrorism on our soil. His fellow sponsors were the usual pan-terrorist friends of Sami Al-Arian, then in Congress, Democrat David Bonior, and Republicans Darrell Issa a/k/a Jihad Darrell and Tom Campbell.
In May, he sent a joint letter with Democratic Congressman David Price, calling on President Bush to pressure Israel and equating Israel’s defense of its citizens against terrorist rocket attacks to those terrorist attacks. The letter was supported by the usual cast of anti-Israel and far-left Jewish characters: the Arab-American Institute (which openly supports HAMAS and Hezbollah), Americans for Peace Now, Israel Policy Forum, J Street, and Churches for Peace in the Middle East (which boycotts Israel and had members serve as human shields to protect Palestinian Islamic terrorists).
He’s made several trips to Lebanon with fellow Hezbo-panderers in Congress, Republican Darrell Issa a/k/a “Jihad Darrell” and Democratic Nick Joe Rahall. Each time, he returned with either attacks on Israel or moral equivocation of Israelis and the Iranian-backed terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and officials.
Normally, I’d say it’s great to get LaHood out of Congress, where he can continue to be Hezbollah’s water carrier and do damage to American interests in the Mid-East. But he retired from Congress. He was out of the picture. Now, Obama has resuscitated this classic specimen of a political hack without a conscience.
Far more disturbing, as Transportation Secretary, LaHood will have access to classified information about when and where our nuclear weapons and toxic materials are being transported on federal highways. Should a man who carried water for HAMAS and Hezbollah in Congress have access to this info? Sadly, he’ll have it.
And that’s a very scary thought.
More scary, given his views on profiling and secret evidence, is the fact that LaHood will oversee the FAA. Think about that the next time you’re flying and the six flying imams get on the plane.