Friday, October 16, 2009

Certifiable

If you had any doubt as to whether or not some members of Congress have completely lost their minds, this story should pretty much take care of that.

Four House Republicans are charging that the Council on American Islamic Relations is infiltrating Capitol Hill with undercover interns, and they’re basing the charge on a WND-published book that itself is based on the work of a man who posed as a Muslim to infiltrate CAIR as … an intern!

In other words, it’s Intern Spy vs. Intern Spy.

As Greg Sargent notes, the office of Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) does not have a list of the “Manchurian Interns” that she claims may have penetrated national security-related committees.

Myrick and three other members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus came to a news conference today armed with Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America (WND Books, $22.95). They called on the sergeant at arms to investigate whether, as Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) put it, a group that “is connected to or supports terrorists [and] is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices.”

WorldNetDaily describes the premise of the new book, i.e. the co-author’s son getting into the Muslim advocacy group the only way he knew how, as a “bearded Muslim convert”.

WND is WorldNetDaily, the over-the-edge right-wing “news” service that sees conspiracies in everything; it’s the same people who pushed the Vince Foster-was-murdered story and probably think that Hillary Clinton was on the grassy knoll in Dallas in November 1963. They make the birthers look reasonable.

As for the Representatives in Congress, we actually pay these people?