The War on Ramadan


It seems that last week, the House of Representatives passed on of those meaningless resolutions that congress is inclined to pass every so often -- this time one in recognition of Ramadan. Inoffensive, right? Well, hundreds of members of congress thought so, but 41 Republicans and 1 Democrat decided register their protest by voting "present." Rep Tim Walberg, pictured above, argued:

To offer respect for a major religion is one thing, but to offer respect for a major religion that has been behind the Islamic jihad, the radical jihad, that has sworn war upon the United States, its free allies and freedom in Iraq, is another thing.

And I'm sure the people of Iraq really appreciate Rep. Walberg's thinking on this subject. No doubt the view that Islam is the enemy in Iraq is going to win us a ton of popular support. Oh well.