Horowitz on civil liberties

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Max Blumenthal’s piece in The Nation on “The Path to 9/11” fiasco is excellent. The highlight is perhaps his mention of the David Horowitz piece “Liberals’ war on the First Amendment” [sic]. Horowitz begins with this stunningly ignorant piece of hyperbole:

The attacks by former president Bill Clinton, former Clinton Administration officials and Democratic US senators on Cyrus Nowrasteh's ABC mini-series "The Path to 9/11" are easily the gravest and most brazen and damaging governmental attacks on the civil liberties of ordinary Americans since 9/11.

If Horowitz truly believes that a few out-of-office politicians and some minority-party Senators have committed “the gravest and most brazen and damaging governmental attacks on the civil liberties of ordinary Americans since 9/11,” then he must have been paying no attention whatsoever to the Busheviks’ actions for the past five years. The ACLU has kept their eyes open, and the list of Bush’s top ten abuses of power contains everything that Horowitz would never have overlooked from the previous administration. Clinton’s accurate and verifiable complaints about inaccuracies in ABC’s 9/11 movie are spun by Horowitz as assaults on civil liberties, while Bush’s actual assaults on actual liberties are ignored.

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