Saturday, October 30, 2004

“How . . . did I reach the point where I agree with Osama bin Laden on Bush?”

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Indeed. Those words were spoken by an American liberal Democrat. Just how did he allow himself to get to that point?

The Kerry Spot, at National Review Online, raises some points and ask some questions that are should be very uncomfortable for those on the American left. An excerpt:


There was an old saying about politics stopping at the water’s edge. There
was a reason for this, and for the concept of the “loyal opposition.”
. . . No party wants to be seen as putting foreign interests ahead of their own
citizens’ interests, so they have to be on guard that their arguments aren’t
providing fodder for foreign powers with different interests than America.

Over the last three years or so, we have seen that concept obliterated.
We’ve seen a truly unparalleled deluge of criticism of the president that well
beyond policy differences. He is tarred as a war criminal, a fool, an idiot, a
warmonger, a man who trades blood for oil, a mass murderer of innocent
civilians, a stooge of sinister corporate interests, a puppet of Cheney, a
terrorist himself, the anti-Christ, the second coming of Hitler, a slave to
Ariel Sharon, an anti-Muslim hatemonger… and I’m sure I’ve left out
plenty.

You get the idea. As they say, read the whole thing.

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