Since 2002, the American Left has gone on an orgy of anti-Americanism, starting with protests against the invasion of Afghanistan, when the Taliban refused to hand over the al Qaida members in their midsts.
Later that year, three Democratic Congressmen (Dave Bonior, Jim McDermott and Mike Thompson) went on a Saddam Hussein-paid junket to Iraq to highlight the devastation of the U.S. sanctions in Iraq – at the time, the ONLY tool we had to try and rein in this vicious, state sponsor of international terrorism.
Jim McDermott, was particularly repugnant in both his pity for Iraq, which at the time, was the same as having pity for Saddam Hussein and his “blame America first” stance.
It has only recently come out that Saddam Hussein sponsored and paid for that trip. Of course, none of the three men have been charged, as they (1) claim they didn’t know that Hussein had funded that trip (politicians go on junkets not knowing who paid for them, about as much as do professional athletes ingest things into their bodies that they don’t know the contents of, which is to say, NEVER) and (2) that they only went to witness the plight of the Iraqi children, said a McDermott spokesman, “That’s the only reason we went.”
Ironically enough, a video has surfaced that shows Jim McDermott lying about who funded that trip. It aired on C-Span on October 30, 2007. In that short clip (see BELOW) Jim McDermott says, “When a Seattle Church group sent me to visit Iraq in 2002...”
Now, why would Jim McDermott LIE about who sponsored that trip, if he wasn’t aware that taking a gift (the trip cost over $5,000 per person), from a rogue state sponsor of international terrorism, might be, you know, wrong, especially in the wake of 9/11 and all?
The fact is that all three of these men opposed the sanctions against Iraq, McDermott opposed the surge (surprise!) and at least McDermott called the invasion of Iraq a “war for oil.”
But this anti-Americanism is not limited to Iraq. For years now, we know that Joe Kennedy II has shilled for would-be dictator, Hugo Chavez, a man whose forged alliances with Cuba and Iran and pushed OPEC to reduce output to, among other things, wreak havoc on the U.S. economy.
Recently, James McGovern’s (D-Mass) name has surfaced on a computer disc recovered from the Colombian attack on a FARC terror camp. It turns out that the recovered hard drive of Raul Reyes (the FARC leader) revealed, what the Wall Street Journal called, “an ardent effort to do business directly with FARC by Congressman James McGovern."
The WSJ reported that Rep McGovern had also acted as “an American go-between, who has been offering the rebels help in undermining Colombia’s elected and popular government.” Here at home, Rep McGovern has been a staunch opponent of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade deal that Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is desperate for.
So, the American Left has embraced Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez and the South American, anti-Capitalist, anti-American terror group, FARC! On virtually EVERY front, far-Left Americans have embraced a rigid anti-American posture.
What else does any caring American need to know?