Wednesday, July 26, 2006

GOP hypocrisy is running wild on you, brother!

DNC chair Howard Dean today called Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki an "anti-Semite" for failing to denounce Hizballah and criticizing Israel only. Dean said, "The Iraqi prime minister is an anti-Semite," the Democratic leader told a gathering of business leaders in Florida. "We don't need to spend $200 and $300 and $500 billion bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to defend itself and who refuse to condemn Hezbollah."

Dean's words, of course, were immediately criticized by Ken Mehlman, his counterpart at the RNC. They issued a statement saying, "It is incredibly troubling that Howard Dean would seek to score cheap political points by attacking the democratically elected prime minister of Iraq." Sen. John Warner, (R-VA), added, "I dismiss Howard Dean. Really, he's a disappointment, even to Democrats. I don't care to deal with that."

You know, I just have to say one thing myself. It's amazing how the Republicans are so eager to stand up for the "democratically elected" prime minister of Iraq, but are trying to starve, ignore, belittle, and attack the "democratically elected" prime minister of Palestine. Apparently, they only defend democratic elections they like. Iraq, the U.S. 2000 and 2004= yes. Palestine, Lebanon, Spain....not so much.

Does the intellectual dissonance hurt their heads, or are they too ignorant to know the difference?


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