Friday, September 22, 2006

Harkin defends Venezuelan President's U-N speech against Bush

One wonders if Tom Harkin has officially sampled the Kos kool-aid when even Nimrod Pe-loser and Chuck Rangel have condemned Vennie's thug ruler Huge Ass Chavez, yet Harkin defends the Chomsky-toting socialist ruler. In this election year when Dems are trying (against their nature) their damnedest to look tough on security matters and to look like they just might give a rat's posterior about this country (stop snickering, folks!), Harkin has to go and pull this stunt. I'm sure Pelosi et al are wincing more than Americans seeing Al Gore playing tonsil-hockey with Tipper at that convention six years ago. From Radio Iowa:
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a democrat, today defended Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's United Nations speech in which Chavez called President George Bush the devil. Harkin said the comments were "incendiary", then went on to say, "Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies." Harkin continued what has been frequent criticism of the president's foreign policy.

Harkin says Bush came to office saying he wanted a new humility in foreign policy in reaching out to other countries, but Harkin says Bush's actual policy has been heavy handed. Harkin says the anger against Bush is generated from the Iraq war, which Harkin says was "unnecessary." (So "unnecessary that Harkin voted FOR the war? Sorry, jackass, but today's not a good day for historical revisionism. Tomorrow's not looking good for you, either. - Ed.)

Harkin says, "We tend to forget that a few days after 9-1-1 thousands, thousands of Iranians marched in a candlelight procession in Teheran in support of the United States. Every Muslim country was basically on our side. Just think, in five years, President Bush has squandered all that."
Yeah...the entire Muslim world sure was on our side, huh? Funny, because I don't seem to recall it that way. I could have sworn that I saw jumpin' jihadis "Lee-lee-lee-lee-lee"ing and "Allahu Akhbar"ing in the West Bank and Gaza at that time. Then again, time seems to cloud the memory oftentimes, as our friends on the left have demonstrated frequently over the last 5+ years, so I suppose my visions of Muslim camelhumper joy may have been but a dream...right?