Spearing Another Sacred Cow
huffingtonpost.com — It's happened again: I said something that speared a GOP sacred cow and the Right Wing Twitterverse is losing its cool. The first time this happened was last October after Chris Hayes interviewed me on his MSNBC show UP with Chris Hayes and the topic was jobs. This time is a little different. First, you could say the interview occurred on "their" territory. Second, the sacred cow in question was Iran and how the U.S. should prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. So, the Right Wing's takeaway is that I somehow believe the Nazis bombed Pearl Harbor. The Iranian government is a despicable and violent regime that oppresses its own people and terrorizes other countries. No one wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. But here is the sticking point: There is no evidence that Iran has even begun building a nuclear weapon and diplomatic efforts aren't even close to being exhausted.