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Tuesday, October 01, 2002 The 'Anti-War' Left Undraped
Madrid protesters wearing mock suicide bombs and little else capture the deadly frivolousness of the "anti-war" left. Little Green Footballs disapproves, while offering more candid snaps from the pacifists' favorite Religion of Peace.
Meantime, Democratic congressmen travel to Baghdad to denounce US policy. The loyal opposition? Hardly. I think what we're seeing now is the hard-core base of the Democratic Party showing its true colors, and those colors, having flirted with irrelevance and then insouciance are now perilously close to treason, writes Andrew Sullivan.
George Will writes: Hitler found "Lord Haw Haw" -- William Joyce, who broadcast German propaganda to Britain during the Second World War -- in the dregs of British extremism. But Saddam Hussein finds American collaborators among senior congressional Democrats.
Not since Jane Fonda posed for photographers at a Hanoi antiaircraft gun has there been anything like Rep. Jim McDermott, speaking to ABC's "This Week" from Baghdad, saying Americans should take Saddam Hussein at his word but should not take President Bush at his. McDermott, in his seventh term representing Seattle, said Iraqi officials promised him and his traveling companion, Rep. David E. Bonior, a 13-term Michigan Democrat, that weapons inspectors would be "allowed to look anywhere."
…McDermott and Bonior are two specimens of what Lenin, referring to Westerners who denied the existence of Lenin's police-state terror, called "useful idiots."