Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder reassured Muslims that the dark days of oppression are behind us:
Attorney General Eric Holder promised the Arab-American community on Friday that the Justice Department will vigorously prosecute hate crimes and he said an ongoing dialogue between law enforcement agencies and Arab-Americans is one of the Obama administration’s top priorities.
“The era of ‘us versus them’ that some of you have experienced must end. At long last, it is ending,” Holder told the 30th anniversary conference of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Yes, I remember that “era of ‘us versus them.'” Apparently that was when President Bush was touring every mosque in the U.S., talking about how Islam is the religion of peace. What the hell is Holder talking about? Maybe the end of the era of “us versus them” was when we started allowing homicidal “psychiatrists” to care for our wounded soldiers, when we had every reason to know they were plotting violence. Maybe the era of “us versus them” ended when our government became “them.”
Holder went on to attack “racial profiling,” whatever that means these days:
Holder also said that “racial profiling is wrong.” …
Racial profiling “is, quite simply, bad policing — whatever city, whatever state,” the attorney general said.
As if Eric Holder knew, or cared, anything about policing. I suspect that we can take comfort from the expectation that Holder will be long gone by the time Obama decides whether to seek a second term. Against what will, by then, be uphill odds, if history is any guide.