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Friday, July 22, 2005

Hypocrite of the Millenium--Thomas Friedman

What a total Cheneying Rove Globaloney Tom is. Today he's calling for the State Department to produce an enemies list:
We need to shine a spotlight on hate speech wherever it appears. The State Department produces an annual human rights report. Henceforth, it should also produce a quarterly War of Ideas Report, which would focus on those religious leaders and writers who are inciting violence against others.
We also need to spotlight the "excuse makers," the former State Department spokesman James Rubin said. After every major terrorist incident, the excuse makers come out to tell us why imperialism, Zionism, colonialism or Iraq explains why the terrorists acted. These excuse makers are just one notch less despicable than the terrorists and also deserve to be exposed. When you live in an open society like London, where anyone with a grievance can publish an article, run for office or start a political movement, the notion that blowing up a busload of innocent civilians in response to Iraq is somehow "understandable" is outrageous.
By supporting the criminal invasion of Iraq, Tom and his colleague Judith Miller incited violence against others, and have served as excuse makers for the criminals ever since. And Tom, you absolutely worthless piece of Rove, stating that starting criminal wars leads to criminal bus bombings is not defending bus bombings; it is making an observation. An observation that many of us made not only before 7/7, but before 3/20 as well (3/20/03, the date of the invasion of Iraq, a far bigger terrorist crime than even 9/11).