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Submitted by Steve Brewster (United States), Jan 19, 2005 at 12:32

The use of the double standard by CAIR is a high-probability tactic based on the fine example presented by the Democratic party since 1970.

For example, Trent Lott was forced from his position for making sympathetic remarks about a converted segregationist. Robert Byrd, ex-member of the KKK lynch gang, is a celebrated member of the Democratic party.

For example, Bill Clinton, who loathed the military, and John Kerry, who proudly denounced the the murderers and butchers with whom he served, are both exceptional candidates for commander-in-chief. George Bush, on the other hand, is not fit to serve as commander-in-chief because he might have acted like a "twenty-something" year old while in the military.

CAIR didn't just dream up this approach to confrontation. They learned it from us. To some degree it works. The main stream media will only infrequently challenge these tactics.

Steve Brewster
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