Thursday, September 21, 2006

Now These Are the Dems We've Come to Know and Loathe

A jarring counterpoint to the words of Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi, who correctly chided Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for his buffoonery at the UN yesterday, comes from Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin, who suffered a rather severe foot-in-mouth attack:
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a democrat, today defended Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's United Nations speech in which Chavez called President George Bush the devil. Harkin said the comments were "incendiary", then went on to say, "Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies." Harkin continued what has been frequent criticism of the president's foreign policy.

"We tend to forget that a few days after 9-1-1 thousands, thousands of Iranians marched in a candlelight procession in Teheran in support of the United States. Every Muslim country was basically on our side. Just think, in five years, President Bush has squandered all that."
"Every Muslim country was basically on our side"? WTF is this pinhead smoking?