They came out of the woodwork
like cockroaches this week in response to my column of two weeks
the Record Straight on Who Armed Saddam".
In that column, I laid out the
true pattern of arms sales to Saddam Hussein over the last
thirty years. The hate-America gang took great
umbrage when I reported that the largest suppliers of arms to
Iraq from 1973 to 2002 were none other than Russia and France,
with only a small percentage (1%) coming from the United States.
It grated on their ears to hear
once more that it was the French who supplied Saddam with the
nuclear technology to build the reactor the Israelis had to
destroy in 1981. Of course, the outcry from Baghdad at
that time was that the reactor was to produce nuclear power.
As if the nation with the world's second largest supply of oil
needs nuclear power.
Two themes that ran through each
of the pieces of vitriol I received this week were an unabashed
support of France and the notion that President George W. Bush,
the man the Left loves to hate, is a war criminal.
One international genius from
Akron, Ohio, who thinks we could not have won the American
Revolution without the French, wrote:
"Before you demean the French, try
remembering that this country you so adore is only here
because of them. From the backward thinking slew of
pigs we have in America today, I am forced to question if
they made the right decision 225 years ago. George
Bush broke multiple laws to wage his war, and I wonder if it
even bothers you that to defeat the 'enemy' we had to become
like the enemy."
In a much more polite tone, a lady
from the United Kingdom told me that the war was illegal, then
"Bashing France (or any other country)
will not absolve the United States and the United Kingdom.
'Winning the war' is not a retrospective justification for
going to war in the first place. (Ask any victim of the
Another reader wrote:
"Don't you have anything better to do
than bash the French? Even if France was the cause of
all our problems here in poor ol' America, that still
doesn't make the Bush Crime Family good people… We can all
point fingers, but this whole thing stinks. From a
president that was selected by the U.S. Supreme Court, to
our flailing and failing economy, right on into the
destruction of two foreign countries, it all stinks."
Most of the people who write this
stuff don't even bother to identify themselves. But one
man used all three of his names, ala Lee Harvey Oswald, James
Earl Ray or John Wayne Gacy, which was a little scary,
especially considering what he had to say (you can almost hear
"I can't stand our thieving, corrupt,
so-called elected officials… Corporate America has
over-taken this government… A coup d'e-tat… has occurred
while the sheeple were asleeple! We must unite and
mount boycotts and protests against all the major Television
Media giants! We must begin to expose them for what
they are! State Run Propagandists!"
But my favorite fan mail this week
came from a couple of people who just let it all hang out.
They didn't even try to argue with my position. They
simply flailed at me:
"You are nothing but a self-centered
piece of sh-t", wrote one. "Get your facts straight
instead of running off at the mouth!"
And finally, a person whom I
surmised was from Australia, gave the entire USA a rebuke we
should never forget:
"…f--k off, you a--h-les, and leave the
world alone! An alcoholic as president turned
religious fanatic, sick society!"
There you have it: the
hate-America Left in their own words.