Hypocrisy, thy name …
Hypocrisy, thy name is European Union.

Just one month after the U.N. and EU launched a furious campaign against Israel’s security fence, culminating in the International Court of Justice ruling that the fence is illegal, the EU announced it’s planning to build a separation fence of its own, and invited Israel to participate in the construction.

The fence is being built to separate recently added EU members Poland and Hungary from their new neighbors – Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The EU said the fence is necessary to “prevent the free movement of migrants seeking to enter” EU territory.

Keep out those immigrants, but hey, suicide bombers are people, too.

And now, shifting metaphors, the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Hypocritical Role goes to … >rip< … the ACLU!

The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, signed a promise saying it wouldn’t hire anyone on terrorism watch lists – a requirement for receiving payroll donations from federal employees – and later admitted it had no intention of actually checking names on the rosters of those suspected of terror ties.

Since October, organizations benefiting from the Combined Federal Campaign have been required to certify that they would not hire people whose names appear on watch lists compiled by the federal government, the U.N. and the European Union. The ACLU signed the agreement in January, reports columnist John Leo today.

“Not hiring people who might want to blow up our cities would seem to be a modest step if you want the government to help in your fund-raising,” writes Leo, “but inside the ACLU this was a wildly controversial idea. But the organization wanted the money, so it made a decision: Make the agreement, but don’t live up to it.”

ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero noted the agreement said an organization could not “knowingly” hire a person on the lists, so he simply decided intentionally not to refer to them.

Leo cites comments Romero made on National Public Radio: “I’ve printed them out [but] I’ve never consulted them.”

Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU board, said that the “knowingly” gambit was “a very reasonable, certainly clever interpretation.”

That’s right, these people are looking out for your rights. Or, at least they say they are.

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