The self-hatred of the left rears its ugly head – again

Earlier today in my post on Iran’s Islamofascist “leader” and his attempts at trying to arrange a visit to Ground Zero, I briefly noted a couple of links which gave examples of a couple far lefties who were in sharp disagreement with conservatives on the issue of Ahmadinejad setting foot on Ground Zero.

Since the time I’ve written that post, other left wing bloggers have weighed in at their blogs, and the left-wing chorus of “let him visit Ground Zero” has, astoundingly, escalated (documented here). I say “astoundingly” because you’d think that this would be one issue on which we could all agree because, among other things:

1. He’s threatened us,

2. He’s threatened our strong and solid ally Israel,

3. Helping arm terrorists to kill our troops in Iraq,

4. His “operatives” are in Iraq doing the same,

5. He and Hamas are tag team terror partners,

6. He’s reconstituted Iran’s nuclear program and not for peaceful purposes,

7. In a letter last May addressed to the President, Ahmadinejad suggested that 9-11 was an inside job.

Wasn’t it the left who whined before and after the war in Iraq started that we should be focusing on “real threats” not “imagined ones” (as they claimed Iraq was)? I’d say the above constitutes more than enough evidence to prove what Iran’s intentions are towards the US and other free nations, and those intentions sure as hell don’t include ‘negotiations for peace.’

Yet here we go again, with the left actually trying to rationalize a visit to Ground Zero by this Islamofascist thug by claiming “but he hasn’t done anything to us” and complaining about the “message” this sends other “world leaders” as if sending a message that state sponsors of terrorism will not be allowed to insult the memories of 9-11 victims by walking on the grounds in which thousands of innocents were murdered 6 years ago – by terrorists just like him – is somehow ‘wrong.’ What the bleep? I knew the left’s claims that we should only go after “real threats” were completely bogus when they were (and still are, for that matter) making them, but I think their reactions to the attempt by Ahmeanie leave no doubt whatsoever that they were and are full of it on the “real threats” claim.

Of course, Bush hatred is playing a part in this, because the far left would love nothing more than to see photos of Ahmeanie laying a wreath at Ground Zero splashed all over newspapers around the world, because it would embarass the President and also embolden terrorists whom the far left have claimed have ‘legitimate grievances’ with the US under the ‘Bush regime’ but there’s something bigger at play here than just Bush hatred: There’s also the self-hatred that the left have been wallowing in since the Vietnam days, where everything their country does in defense of itself is ‘wrong’ and ‘imperialistic,’ and where all we supposedly have to do to prevent attacks against us is to go the ‘peace, love, and understanding’ route with our enemies.

The left, aided and joined by an equally liberal anti-war mainstream media (scroll), have never moved beyond those beliefs, and even picked as their choice for president in 2004 a man with a history of self-hatred for his country (and the military in which he served, too) that dates all the way back to Vietnam. The current frontrunner in the race for the Dem nomination is a woman who herself was anti-war (along with her husband, our former president, who was also anti-war and anti-military) during Vietnam and really hasn’t changed much (unless she’s trying to present an image of “strength,” of course). In fact, Mr. Anti-War himself George McGovern, a “hero” of sorts to the far left back during Vietnam, has endorsed her.

Drudge is quoting an CBS interview done today with Ahmeanie in Iran in which he is asked about his controversial wish to visit Ground Zero. Here’s what he said:

PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?

PELLEY: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Well, I’m amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?

PELLEY: Well, the American nation–

AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you’re a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.

Oddly enough, doesn’t that sound exactly what the left is saying? Sound familiar?

Forgive my momentary lapse in reason on being “astounded” – if only for a few seconds – that the left wouldn’t agree with the right that a visit from Ahmadinejad to Ground Zero should never, ever, ever happen for the reasons I mentioned above, and more. I won’t make that mistake again.

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