May 10, 2007, - 12:56 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
First, it was Speaker Nancy Plastic Surgery Pelosi and Republican Darrell Issa a/k/a “Jihad Darrell,” meeting with terrorist-state leader Bashar Assad. Then it was Condi Clueless, who equated the U.S.’ moral position with that of Syria:
I didn’t lecture him, and he didn’t lecture me.
She told that to Newsweek about her talk with Syria’s foreign minister, the first high-level U.S.-Syrian meeting in over two years. Why the heck didn’t she lecture him.
And then, there was last night’s “Meet the new Al-Cosmo Woman, Mrs. Assad” propaganda on NBC (video and written report). It was called a “Conversation with Syria’s First Lady.” Conversation? More like Mash Note to the woman.
Brian Williams intro’d Ann Curry’s gush, er . . . “report” on Asma Assad, the English-accented, former Wall Street worker in her Donna Karan-esque neutrals best. “The suprisingly modern First Lady of Syria . . . bridges the gap from East to West,” Williams drooled.
You see, even if your husband is a terrorist tyrant–in Assad’s case, the SOB (Son of the Butcher of Hama), the shielder and enabler of Nazi war criminals (Alois Brunner), Munich Olympic Murderers (Jamil Al-Gashey), and the welcomer and sponsor of every Islamic Terrorist group in the Alphabet–if your wife is pretty, looks like a Vogue fashion plate, and has an English accent, that give you the kosher (and halal) seal of approval.
It’s an old trick. Been there, seen Rania. Yes, Assad learned the wife trick well from his buddy and fellow Mid-East minority dictator, King Abdullah–who uses his wife, Queen Rania of the Jordanian Kingdom of Fifth Avenue–to soften his extremist country, with Oprah appearances. They’ve married the anti-Hillarys. Their wives look good and coo endlessly about peace, love, and understanding. It answers the Elvis Costello classic lyrics, “What’s so funny about peace, love, and understanding?” What’s funny is when the attractive wives of butchering dictators endlessly chant about it.
Only a coward hides behind his wife. And the Mid-East is quickly acquiring its share of such cowards.
In her report on Mrs. Assad, Ann Curry tells us that the charming first lady of a terrorist state is “changing how the outside world sees Syria.” Funny how Ann Curry transforms Ann Curry’s agenda into a fact. Ann Curry wants us to see this terror cesspool as a nice place, and she’s falling all over herself (and Mrs. Assad) to do so.
There was not a single question from Curry about Asma’s husband’s shielding of terrorists, what Asma thinks about the innocent Israelis and Iraqis and Lebanese her husband has murdered by proxy, whether she will denounce Hezbollah’s murder of 300 U.S. Marines and Embassy civilians. Nope, instead, in Lifetime-esque PR, Curry asked her what her husband, Mr. Assad, is like. “He’s a husband, father, friend,” responds Asama Assad. That’s a nice-sounding father’s day American Greetings card.
But it reminds me of Rosie O’Donnell’s exhaustive utterances of our insignificant commonalities with terrorists. “Terrorist are parents. They love their children, too.” Well, not sure about the second part. But yes, no-one ever said they don’t have sex. Does that mean they’re more human. Animals have sex. It’s just like saying terrorists are human. They go to the bathroom, too. So? BFD. I’m sure all of the 9/11 hijackers occasionally in their lives had the need to relieve themselves. Does that mean they’re nice guys? Hardly.
So Asma’s husband, Bashar Assad–glad host to terrorism–is a husband. So he is rich and has the ability to attract a woman to marry him. Guess what? Bin Laden has 12 wives. Does that make him 12 times more human? (His father had 22 wives.) He is a father. Again, so he has sex and the need to pass on his name, his agenda, like Hafez El-Assad before him. Big deal. Friend? Well, maybe his wife thinks so.
But he isn’t ours and never will be. It’s time Ann Curry, Brian Williams, and Condi Clueless (and her boss) got a clue. Wake up and smell the 9/11. Wake up and smell the Hezbollah. Etc. Etc. Etc. Ad absurdum.
No matter how much they try to brainwash us, there is no “softer side” to Assad’s Syria, regardless of with whom he’s sleeping or to whom he’s married (which aren’t necessarily one and the same).
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