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Today In Joe Walsh Says Stupid Things: Told Ya So

By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 20, 2012 10:00PM

Image Credit: Jeff Cagle

Remember last month when Rep. Joe Walsh told constituents at a town hall meeting in Elk Grove Village that another 9/11 was a matter of "when," not "if?"

Guess who's using the arrest of Adel Daoud as an "a-HA!" moment?

Walsh said the alleged plot by Daoud to set off a car bomb downtown only proves his point about radical Islam.

“I’ve been very disappointed in Tammy Duckworth, because she sort of wants to score political points, and said that the fact that … I brought this issue up is reckless. I hope now that she’s been reminded that this is a serious threat,” he said. “We know this is going on in towns big and small throughout the country. And here we’ve got a young man who belonged to worship at a mosque in Villa Park; in, you know, the 8th District.”

Never mind that Walsh conveniently ignored reports that two imams and Daoud's father tried to counsel him against violent jihad before the FBI invented an overseas imam to give his blessing, or that worshippers at his mosque told the Sun-Times they believed Daoud was "intellectually challenged." (But then we've long suspected that of Walsh ourselves.) Or that Walsh also used the Daoud arrest to score his own political points against Tammy Duckworth in their campaign for his congressional seat.

Walsh saw a Muslim arrested and charged with trying to blow up a bar, that's enough to validate his beliefs and those of his supporters. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.