Friday, June 22, 2007

Schadenfraude Hurts

Okay, we all get at least a shot at being thoroughly proud of being right. Or as Brooks prefers (NYT today, cited at Eschaton by Agent Orange at 7:54 a.m.), the event that 'gave liberals a chance to feel superior' is occurring, as a matter of fact, lots of them, allatime.

To see McCarthy at the National Review bemoaning our alliance with the devil in Palestine just isn't funny, it's a big loud shoutout for the Left and its rational view of the idiocy of this administration.

In the Palestinian civil war, the Bush administration has unabashedly cast its lot with Fatah. The United States, in the midst of its own global war against Islamic radicalism, is promising additional millions in foreign aid for a cabal which maintains its own jihadist wing, and which is so thoroughly corrupt — having pocketed much of the foreign aid billions that poured in over the last two decades — that Palestinians opted for the more transparent Hamas terrorists when given the option.

Fatah is the creation of the late terror master, Yasser Arafat. It is currently led by Abbas, formerly Arafat’s close aid. When last we left Abbas, the administration’s favorite “moderate,” he was laying a wreath at The Great Man’s grave — the Palestinians, by the way, have turned the site into an Arafat shrine, telling us everything we need to know about them.

Abbas proceeded to urge a throng of 50,000 Palestinians to re-aim their guns at the “occupation” (that would be Israel) instead of turning them on each other: “[W]ith the will and determination of its sons, Fatah has and will continue,” he brayed. “We will not give up our principles and we have said that rifles should be directed against the occupation.... We have a legitimate right to direct our guns against Israeli occupation....”

That was less than six months ago — despite administration assertions on Monday that Abbas is “a partner who is committed to peace.” And none of it was a surprise. When Abbas was seeking election in 2005, he declared to a cheering mob in Gaza that Palestinian terrorists being sought by Israel were “heroes fighting for freedom.”

Welcome to the other side of the Big Lie, where we have been watching the cretin in chief and his toadies sell the U.S. and its interests downriver. It was no surprise to find out we are now arming the Sunni militia members who were killing our troops so recently. This is an executive branch that seems quite impervious to its oath to uphold and defend the constitution, to protect the public, faithfully to execute the laws. Its interests are not the same as those of this country, and it will take the side that is not ours when that suits its ends.

Schadenfreude is painful, though. We literally can't wait until a public spirited and honorable administration is in power again. The country is losing more of our troops and our treasure every day as this idiotic maladministration tears downhill into more and worse damage all the time. Andrew McCarthy, welcome to the Rational side. Join us to work for the U.S. of A.

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