Thursday, April 20, 2006

Bush Death Threat Tied to Purdue Student

Get this. Vikram Buddhi, an Indian national studying at Purdue University on a student visa, posted threats on an online message board to kill President Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, First Lady Laura Bush, and the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as well as inviting readers to bomb the United States, rape American and British women, and to kill all Republicans. His lawyer, John Martin, arguing that boys-will-be-boys, believes this case to be a violation of his client’s first amendments rights stating, “What was allegedly said certainly is derogatory and may be inflammatory but there’s no real serious threat more than it was chat on the Web.” This sounds like a case that is right up the ACLU’s alley. Where are they in all of this? Seriously, they can’t be far behind on this one.