When Hugh linked this post on the DailyKos where a Jewish lesbian, confessed having A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I quickly e-mailed Bruce, telling him that this was “beyond parody” and that I couldn’t find the words to express my stupefaction. Once again, I was rendered speechless by the far left.
Yeah, the writer “sallykohn” does acknowledge that the anti-Semitic supporter of terrorism would “probably have [her] killed.” She even notes that there “are certainly many things about Ahmadinejad that I abhor.” All that notwithstanding, she gets “turned on” by this guy’s “frank rhetoric” because he’s “calling out the horrors of the Bush Administration and, for that matter, generations of US foreign policy preceding.”
Then, she goes on to favorably “fisk” his May letter to President Bush.
So, she’ll discount all this terrible things that this man has said and take him seriously because he, like she, hates George W. Bush!
She takes this man’s rantings quite seriously even contending that while “Ahmadinejad. . . has flagrantly trounced due process and the rule of law in his own nation is still way ahead of Bush on this point, too.” Way ahead of Bush? Sally, had someone posted a piece in Iran, claiming that Bush was way ahead of the Ahmadinejad on any issue, the blog would most likely be shut do and the author locked up. While you, after posting this nonsense, will remain free to continue to criticize the president in this and other forum (just as many other left-wingers, angry and otherwise remain free to protest the president).
She goes on to ask, “Could it be that, to the Bush Administration, one of the most dangerous things about Ahmadinejad is that he is calling the Bush Administration out?” Um, Sally, it’s because the regime this guy heads calls “Death To America,” trains terrorists to attack the US and provides bombs to terrorists to kill America soldiers while attempting to build a nuclear bomb.
But, today, “when Ahmadinejad speaks at Columbia University in New York,” Sally’ll be listening. Guess she wasn’t listening he called for wiping Israel “off the map.” For in her post, she cites only the Ahmadinejad’s May letter, noting that “He doesn’t call for violence against Israelis.”
It seems that when listening to Ahmadinejad, Sally hears only what she wants to hear. And she sure does like that guy’s frank rhetoric in calling out the really bad guy, George W. Bush.
Amazing. In response to Michael Barone’s query about why Lee Bollinger would honor with an invitation to speak at Columbia “a man who heads a regime that executes homosexuals–not just excludes them from military service, but hangs them by the neck until dead, in public ceremony” Glenn Reynolds wonders, “Because Ahmadinejad doesn’t like Bush, and that covers all sins?”
For Sally, that seems to be the case. She even has confessed a crush on the guy because he asks tough questions of the man she really hates. Amazing. Simply amazing.
Hey, Sally, Bush has been president for over 6 1/2 years and he still hasn’t killed you, locked you up or even shut down your blog. And you and your ideological confrères have been criticizing and otherwise badmouthing him for at least that long–and will, I expect, continue to do so. Doesn’t that say that the guy might be a little better that a man who, in your own words, would “probably have me kiled“?
Well, at least Sally acknowledges what a number of us have long observed, that for all too many on the left, Bush hatred trumps all. Even the rantings of a man whom, she acknowledges may well kill her if he could.
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UPDATE: And yes, this left-wing lesbian did say that the man who presides over a nation which hangs gay people and regulates women to second (if not third) class status is quite possibly “cuddly enough to turn me straight.”
UP-UPDATE: Linking this post, Davo Grande comments:
Oh, don’t worry… she knows he’ll probably have her killed, but she’ll take that chance rather than accidentally be seen to support Bush indirectly by opposing his opponents.
After all, how crazy can a dictator really be if he says Bush is wrong and evil? Doesn’t everybody think that?
UP-UP-UPDATE: In writing about Sally, Snarky Bastards quotes Eric Hoffer who wrote, “An American’s hatred for a fellow American (for Hoover or Roosevelt) is far more virulent than any antipathy he can work up against foreigners.” Read the whole thing for some other commentary on Ahmadinejad’s visit.
UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Looks like Sally’s not the only one at the Kos who has warm feelings for this America-hating lunatic. a “Richard Cranium” is upset that Scott Pelley of CBS’s 60 Minutes was “believably scary in asking the questions he asked” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He goes so far as to call such frank questions “a masterful Goebbel-esque . . . on behalf of Dick Cheney and the drums of war.” So, when a deranged leader who would kill a Jewish lesbian asks tough questions of the president of a country which has a free press, that lesbian falls for her. But, when a reporter asks tough questions of that lunactic leader, his performance is “Goebbel-esque.” You can’t make these things up. Just more evidence for the notion that for the left Bush-hatred trumps all (H/t: Dean Barnett who has more.)
UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Another kosite weighs in, Roseeriter says that the Iranian president “ain’t such a bad man” (Via Dean Barnett who has more).
UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: So, if Sally is really interested in listening to her cuddly Mahmoud, Simon Barnett provides a summary of some of his sayings (Via Hugh Hewitt).
UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UP-UPDATE: Gosh, these Kos-folks really get all uppity when anyone asks tough questions of their man Mahmoud. Thomas C is upset with Columbia President Bollinger for taking on the tyrant:
As an American, I was stunned and embarrassed by Bollinger’s harangue of Ahmedinejad. It was a craven and cowardly capitulation to political pressures, and unworthy of the academic institution that Bollinger represents. . . . Bollinger’s behavior was inappropriate. It presented to the world the face of an ugly and bullying America. I am utterly humiliated that Bollinger should have behaved this way.
I’m sure they’d be cheering if someone introduced President Bush by comparing him to Hitler and asking similarly tough questions (Via American Digest via Instapundit).