What other conclusion can you come to? The anti-war radicals in the United States, supported by the gay community elite I might add, pour into the streets against their own country’s attempts to get rid of a murderous dictator. But where, oh where, is A.N.S.W.E.R. and the other lefty nutties when there is an opportunity to protest in SUPPORT of democracy and freedom in the Arab World?
As Amir Taheri puts it (hat tip: Instapundit), the “Western street” isn’t following the “Arab Street” now.
Throughout the debate that preceded the liberation of Iraq in 2003, supporters of Saddam Hussein claimed that any attempt at removing him from power by force would trigger an explosion in “the Arab street.”
As it turned out, the explosion they had predicted did take place, but only in Western streets, where anti-Americans of all denominations, their numbers inflated by the usual “useful idiots,” marched to keep the Ba’athist butcher in power.
More than two years later, however, the Arab street seems to be heading for an explosion. From North Africa to the Persian Gulf and passing by the Levant, people have been coming together in various “Arab streets” to make their feelings and opinions known.
These demonstrations, some big some small, have several features in common. Unlike the rent-a-mob marches concocted by the mukhaberat secret services, this latest spate of demonstrations was largely spontaneous. Nor are the demonstrations controlled by the traditional elites, including established opposition groups and personalities.
What is interesting is that there are, as yet, no signs, that the “Western street” may, at some point, come out in support of the new “Arab street.”
Over the past two weeks several Western capitals, including London and Paris, have witnessed feverish activity by more than two dozen groups organizing meetings and marches to mark the second anniversary of the liberation of Iraq. The aim is not to celebrate the event and express solidarity with the emerging Iraqi democracy, but to vilify George W. Bush and Tony Blair, thus lamenting the demise of Saddam Hussein.
The answer of course is that Anti-American Leopards never change their spots. The gay community, unfortunately, associates itself with these creatures of the past.