Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol Say Secret Service Should Have Shot Iraq Vet Fence-Jumper
Joe Scarborough giveth, and Joe Scarborough taketh away. On Monday, the Morning Joe host added his voice to a growing chorus of pants-wetting over Friday’s admittedly shocking breach of the White House grounds, repeatedly wondering aloud why the Secret Service didn’t just shoot the guy. Most comically, though was this teaser, in which Neocon Chickenhawk-in-Chief William Kristol threw his hat into the ring for this week’s Least Self-Aware Quote of the Week Award:
“I’m kind of a shoot first kind of a guy.”[su_center_ad]
The mind reels.
The man Scarborough and Kristol think should have been shot on sight is Omar Gonzalez, a highly decorated, disabled Iraq War veteran who reportedly suffers from PTSD. He should never have been allowed to reach the White House, but the overreactions to this are dangerous and unnecessary. There is an easily-fixable flaw in the White House’s perimeter fence that will take care of all of this.
The fence around the North Lawn of the White House is currently undergoing repairs, and a very sturdy-looking temporary fence is now in use. Here’s the section of the original fence that’s under repair…READ MORE