August 10, 2007, - 6:52 pm
Mitt the Hezbollah Twit/Steven Tyler Wannabe, Fred T’s Backtrack on Jihad Spence & NRO’s Islamist Predilections
By Debbie Schlussel
While Hillary “Friend of Suha Arafat” Clinton is sounding unduly tough against terrorism, Republicans can’t afford to oppose her with candidates who are wimps when it comes to terrorism. Or “conservative” websites that are equally wimpy.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly the case on far too many important issues in the war on terror.
First, there’s Walter “Mitt” Romney. Mitt Happens. And keeps happening. Last week, liberal blog Crooks and Liars‘ Logan Murphy reported (and somehow it ended up being plagiarized as a “World Nut Daily Exclusive” by ripper-offer, er . . . “writer” Aaron Klein) that Mitt Romney told a town hall meeting in town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, how much he admires Hezbollah:
Did you notice in Lebanon, what Hezbollah did? Lebanon became a democracy some time ago and while their government was getting underway, Hezbollah went into southern Lebanon and provided health clinics to some of the people there, and schools. And they built their support there by having done so. That kind of diplomacy is something that would help America become stronger around the world and help people understand that our interest is an interest towards modernity and goodness and freedom for all people in the world. And so, I want to see America carry out that kind of health diplomacy.
The audio is on Crooks & Liars. I knew about it before Klein and the World Nuts ripped it off from C&L because C&L–a frequent critic of mine–had the professionalism to link to my work on Hezbollah and I received a Google Alert from it.
When I read Romney’s statement, the first person I could think of is his fellow Massachusetts resident Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. As I’ve written, right after 9/11, Tyler made the same absurd comments about Al-Qaeda, claiming that Al-Qaeda provided social welfare, infrastructure and healthcare for the people of Afghanistan. Tyler claimed that we didn’t give the Afghans any money, and that’s why we were attacked on 9/11. But the statements are ignorant and false. Because, as I’ve written, we gave hundreds of millions to the Afghans, including right before 9/11, and they sheltered Bin Laden so he could attack us, anyway.
And, as I’ve also written, we’ve given millions to Hezbollah, too. “Their” healthcare program is really from monies and goods WE have given them via the Red Cross and directly from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Through both, we’ve given hundreds of millions, and Hezbollah ends up getting the credit. Truly, Mitt Romney is completely clueless and not deserving of a Presidential slot. Since then, late last week, Romney retracted, and every gullible conservative bought it. But not me. Romney told us what he really thought in that town hall meeting in Iowa. And we’ve already seen RomneyCare. Now, he’s flip-flopping because he knows the Hezbollah thing will kill him. Not because he really disagrees with what he originally said. Still, now and forever, Romney’s candid admission that he admires Hezbollah will make a great campaign commercial from his opponents in the Republican primary (and if he’s picked for VP, a great Hillary ad).
Then, there’s National Review. I already know that they are squishy on Islamism. In 2002, Editor Rich Lowry admitted to me that he removed my completely truthful piece (which was also posted here) on pan-Islamist Grover Norquist, Republican Congressman and Hezbollah fan Darrell Issa, and prominent Bush Administration Islamist employee Suhail Khan (whose father brought Al-Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the country and raised money for him at his mosque; Norquist got him the job), at the request of the Bush White House, his friend Grover, and Khan, himself (even though Lowry admitted the piece was entirely true). When I asked Lowry why he’d do that, he became enraged and out of control. I found out the article was pulled, not from him but from CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper while we were on the Sean Vannity radio show. When I asked why, Lowry became conniptive. (Don’t forget when Lowry pulled a book “The Truth About Mohammed” and the ad for it–written by the great Robert Spencer–from the NRO site, under pressure from CAIR. The guy is spineless for Islamists.)
Today, Lowry’s National Review endorsed an absurd $40 billion arms sale to the Saudis and other Gulf States. Sadly, Democratic Congressmen–most of them behind Hillary–are the brave leaders speaking out against this sale. Then, there’s National Review’s endorsement of tax-funded Muslim foot baths at the University of Michigan-Dearbornistan–a story I broke. The immature writer who wrote several entries on NRO endorsing them took to toddler-esque name-calling against me to “bolster” the rest of his moronic rant. And he claimed that Dearbornistan has the most Arabs outside the Middle East as one of his excuses for the footbaths. Wrong. It has the second most. Greater Los Angeles has the most. And so what. Not all Arabs are Muslims. Or don’t you need to use the tiniest bit of REAL facts at NRO, these days?
And finally, there’s National Review’s excoriation of me because I dared raise questions about the pan-Jihadist behavior of Fred Thompson’s then-campaign manager Spencer Abraham (who lasted a week until the Thompson campaign saw its attack on me was not going to help and hired a new campaign manager). The inane NRO writer called it “hyperventilation.” One wonders why National Review didn’t call the same “hyperventilation” when, in 2000, conservatives complained that Al Gore’s Senior Campaign Advisor was similarly pan-Jihadist Jim Zogby (from whom Spencer Abraham took marching orders).
And that brings us to Fred Thompson. The Thompson people didn’t do much for the image of their “Roseanne” co-star candidate when they attacked me, since they couldn’t refute anything I’d written on Abraham. It didn’t help them much on Thompson’s official MySpace page when Thompson attacked me, saying he didn’t know anything about any “money laundrying.” The phrase “money laundrying” was used several times. I can understand that a multi-millionaire former lobbyist and Hollywood actor might not do his own laundry and know that the word is laundering, not laundrying. But it–and the rest of his nonsensical, illiterate “denial”–sure makes him sound like a stupid dope. Same for his calling me “racist,” since I was not aware that pan-Islamist dhimmi is now a “race.”
And speaking of stupid dopes, that brings us to those who are now saying I was wrong about Thompson because, this week, he hired someone else–not Abraham, who was his acting Campaign Manager until I exposed him–to be the Thompson campaign manager. He replaced him only because he had no choice–because of what I wrote about Thompson. And those who believe that this changes anything are stupid dopes.
Ditto for those (that means you, Mark Levin) who excused Thompson because he was “just hiring Abraham for his political experience.” Again, where were those conservatives when Al Gore was “just hiring Jim Zogby for his political experience”? They were correctly screaming about it. FYI, Abraham’s political experience was being a horrid liberal Republican U.S. Senator, losing as an incumbent after only one term, and frankly not being able to get arrested in Michigan these days. Too bad Fred didn’t keep him on for a certain loss.
If you believe that the new hire means that Spencer Abraham won’t remain a good friend and advisor to Fred Thompson, with Thompson’s ear, I have some land in Bint Jbeil, Lebanon to sell you. (That’s Hezbollah Country.) He will be like James Baker is to George W. Bush, an informal advisor and he will be very influential.
You can bet Spencer Abraham’s big Mid-East lobbying fees and Mitt Romney’s HezboHealthcare, er . . . your bottom dollar, on it.
When the Republicans and the “conservatives” are aced by Hillary and the liberal Democrats on the only issue in which they still lead–national security and fighting terrorism–we can also bet our bottom dollar that come this time, two years from now, Air Force One will be transporting First Lady William Jefferson Clinton . . . along with President Rodham, of course.
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