'Condemning Iran is Supporting Bush'

Many people have noticed the absent outrage over the Iran crisis coming from our pals on the left. We have seen the lack of condemnation directed at our enemies and have seen the blame and coarseness being directed at the United States and in particular, President Bush. I have suggested why this is the case in the past so I was pleasantly surprised when someone finally admitted to why we are seeing little outrage for Iran’s Hitler-light. So why have they completely ignored the very dangerous threat of Iran and why are they so hesitant to condemn the regime or support action against it? --Because it might help Bush.

Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly: I know perfectly well that criticism of Iran is not just criticism of Iran. Whether I want it to or not, it also provides support for the Bush administration's determined and deliberate effort to whip up enthusiasm for a military strike. Only a naif would view criticism of Iran in a vacuum, without also seeing the way it will be used by an administration that has demonstrated time and again that it can't be trusted to act wisely.

So what to do? For the most part, I end up saying very little. And Beinart is right: there's a sense in which that betrays my own liberal ideals. But he's also wrong, because like it or not, my words — and those of other liberals — would end up being used to advance George Bush's distinctly illiberal ends. And I'm simply not willing to be a pawn in the Bush administration's latest marketing campaign.


Finally! Someone had the courage to admit that their hatred for our President has caused them to effectively root against our country and embolden our enemies. What a relief to know that the many hours of pointing out example after example and point after point has become solidified by the admission of one of those people who I, and many of you, have been fighting against. This is another lesson in why our struggles have basically come down to it being the far-left, Al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea, Hezbollah, and Hamas, versus the United States. Remember that this mindset; the Bush-Hating liberal mindset, is the underlying reason for their treachery. From NSA leaks, to sympathizing with terrorists to undermining the war on terror; it is all based on one thing…
H/T: Ace of Spades