Pipes to be Appointed!
Now here’s some news I wasn’t expecting; President Bush is expected to bypass the Senate confirmation process and make a recess appointment of Daniel Pipes to the US Institute of Peace: Bush Plans to Sidestep Senate on Mideast Scholar.
Bush’s recess appointment of Daniel Pipes could spark a backlash from some Muslim Americans and Democrats in Congress, who oppose his nomination to serve on the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, which was created by Congress to promote peaceful solutions to world conflicts.
UPDATE: You can just bet that the Wahhabi masters who run the front groups like CAIR were burning up the phone lines today, planning how to react to the recess appointment of Daniel Pipes—and here they come, in full Islamic seethe mode: CAIR: Groups React to Recess Appointment of ‘Islamophobe.’ (Hat tip: Mike Nargizian.)
Those same groups [CAIR and other Islamist and anti-American groups like ANSWER] have designated WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, as a “NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY” to oppose the Pipes appointment. The thousands of people who have already contacted the White House and Senate to oppose Pipes’ nomination are being asked to call, e-mail or fax the president to express their concerns about a recess appointment.
“This back-door move by the president is a defeat for democracy and an affront to all those who seek peace,” said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Pipes’ appointment calls into question all of President Bush’s previous statements claiming that the war on terrorism is not an attack on Islam and shows total distain for the democratic process.”
Ibrahim Hooper is on record saying that he would like to see America become an Islamic state—and suddenly he’s all concerned about democracy?