If there’s one word I’m sick of these days, it’s “outreach.” It’s always used in sentences and leaflets that imply the general public isn’t doing enough to “reach out” to specific groups – whether they be differentiated by sexual orientation, race, height, back hair, or -in my case – gorgeousness.
But what I really hate most about “outreach?” It allows folks access to places that a schmuck like me can never get into.
Look – I’m a decent guy. No prison record. No weird tattoos. I don’t cross-dress (anymore). Yet I’ve never lunched as a guest at the Pentagon, in the name of “outreach.”
But get this: the first American on the CIA’s kill or capture list has.
Yep, according to documents obtained by Fox News, Anwar Al-Awlaki – the dude that seems to be involved in every act of terror, was taken to the Pentagon as part of an outreach attempt to the Muslim community – right after 9/11.
A Defense Department employee arranged the meeting, after “being impressed by this imam.”
And why not. He was considered a “moderate Muslim,” who condemned al qaeda and terror attacks. And of course, the Pentagon was “eager” to have him around, to show we don’t hate them all.
And that’s the mistake. Awlaki was interviewed at least four times by the FBI right after 9/11, because of his ties to the hijackers. How does that make him a moderate? It doesn’t – but – allegedly none of the FBI’s info was given to the Pentagon. Awesome.
Anyway, the guy’s already been linked to the Ft. Hood shooter, the Christmas day bomber and the Times Square loser Faisal Shahzad. And now, in all likelihood he’s hiding out, planning something worse.
Maybe if we invited him to lunch, he’d tell us all about it!
And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist, homophobic terrorphobe!
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