TPM has been doing an excellent job chronicling the latest instance in which the insanity spread by WorldNetDaily has made its way into the mouths of Republican members of Congress as they demand various investigations of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ efforts to get “spies” placed on Capitol Hill.
Said “spies” turned out to be “interns” and TPM has gotten its hands on the CAIR memo at the center of this allegation:
We will impact local congressional districts with each chapter influencing at least two legislators through strong grass roots responses. We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example congressmen on the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committee.) We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices. We will work to add at least 30,000 new voter registrations.
That is what several Republican members of Congress are citing as evidence that CAIR is “running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices”?
By that standard, I hereby demand an investigation into how Pat Robertson’s Regent University Law School managed to place more than 150 of its graduates in federal government positions following President Bush’s election in 2001.