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No Apology from Gibson for Wishing Attack

Reported by Judy - July 7, 2005

After wishing a terrorist attack on another European city just yesterday, you might think John Gibson would apologize Thursday (July 7, 2005) when terrorists did strike in London. That would have been the right thing to do.

Of course, Gibson didn't do it.

In his "My Word" segment from yesterday's show, Gibson said he wished Paris would have gotten the 2012 Olympics because it would have been a treat to watch them deal with terrorist threats.

In Thursday's "My Word" segment, Gibson merely alluded to yesterday's abomination.

"The bombings in London. This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics -- let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while. But all Thursday proved is that they come to get you anyway. And, by the way, they come and get their own too."

"They come to get you anyway" -- what is that about? Gibson's argument was that the Olympics would bring terrorist attacks, and London got the games -- and got attacked. There's no "anyway" about it.

Furthermore, the attacks probably had more to do with the G-8 summit in nearby Scotland or with the British government's support of the war in Iraq than with the announcement of the 2012 games' location. Such coordinated attacks are hard to plan overnight.

And what is this "they come and get their own too." Gibson mentioned the Al Qaeda claim in Iraq that it had murdered the Egyptian ambassador it kidnapped a few days ago. Is Gibson implying that the ambassador was a member of Al Qaeda? Or by "their own" does he mean all Muslims?

Gibson followed up this bunch of non sequiturs with another one: the attack in London proves that the U.S. should renew the Patriot Act and approve other powers for the feds so that the police can "find these people while they are still putting the bombs in their backpacks and before they go out into the world."

Let's see. We haven't had an attack here since 9/11. Therefore, police powers are inadequate to prevent attacks so police should be given more powers that infringe on everybody's civil liberties.

Logic like that only makes sense to somebody who wishes terrorist attacks on others.

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