Carol Platt Liebau: The Authentic Voice of the Left

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Authentic Voice of the Left

Sometimes it's a relief to see the left drop its pretensions to reasonableness and simply reveal itself for what it is. A perfect example is moonbat Robert Scheer's column, titled Hussein -- terrorist or terrorized?

It condemns the United States for the hanging of Saddam Hussein, much more outraged at America for condoning and supporting the execution than at Hussein's record of genocide, rape, murder and torture. Of course, as always with the left, it's all America's fault in the end: "[T]he most heinous crimes allegedly committed by Hussein, including the use of poison gas against Shiite Iraqis he suspected of being sympathetic to his Shiite enemies in Iran, were carried out during the years that he was our ally."

And there it is: A glowing example of the left's moral obtuseness. What leftists never seem to consider is that, if indeed the United States is complicit in Hussein's crimes (as many of them claim), doesn't that bestow on us a special responsibility to see that our error is corrected by ensuring that justice is done?

3 Comments:

Blogger Duke-Stir said...

And what you in your obtuseness seem to fail to grasp is that the calamitous bloodbath we have bestowed on Iraq makes it even more incumbent on us to see to it that the new "democratic" government there that ostensibly shares our values executes a criminal (no matter who he is) in a civilized fashion.

And no, not everything is America's fault according to the left. That is just another of your ridiculous, desperate straw man ploys meant to deflect from your president's appalling incompetence.

You are a wretched hypocrite.

10:05 AM  
Blogger JohnnyT. said...

Carol you hit the nail on the head, the left does not believe in any personal responsibility as individuals or as nations. Except for America, we are responsible for what we do, what others may perceive we do and then what they do.

6:52 AM  
Blogger skeneogden said...

As a daily reader of the L. A. Times I had almost forgotten about Robert Sheer since he was bounced by the paper. His irrational rants were entertaining although not enlightening. Sheer's broken record bashing of Bush in just about every column that he wrote became so tiresome that even the left must have been getting annoyed.

And speaking of straw men, Sheer not only used them effectively, I think he perfected their use.

2:06 PM  

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