Eight of the 10 Baptist missionaries accused of kidnapping have been sent packing by a Haitian judge, who said he had not finished questioning the group's leader and nanny. The judge said that parents of children taken by the missionaries made statements in their defense, AP reports.
Even in the midst of a terrible natural disaster, spiriting away a busload of kids -- with vague plans to worry about the "paperwork" later -- is no act of charity.
The "Real Time" host compares the arrogance of missionaries to that of the president, who claims certainty as a virtue: "And the message you hear from Bush apologists these days is, 'Oh, sure, short-term Bush may have f--ked everything up, but he's thinking long-term -- hundred years into the future.' Well, thank you George W. Nostradamus, America's first science-fiction president."