I started to wonder -- is my opposition to the US action in the Middle East, however noble and well-intentioned it seemed to me, actually playing into the hands of Americas enemies, strategic adversaries, and economic competitors?
This cuts to the heart of the matter of what a "useful idiot" is. One who provides aid and comfort to your enemies even if it is under a misguided notion of being right. "Red dupe" is another term although it is seldom used these days.
posted on 02/09/2004 2:47:01 AM PST
This author sounds completely confused and dangerously malleable. He seems to have changed his political views completely at least three times in three years. And anyone who thinks Noam Chomsky has anything at all of value to say is just being silly.
posted on 02/09/2004 2:56:55 AM PST
(The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
Quite a lot of words here when all that was needed was: "I'm irrelevant and politically confused. Won't someone hire me to write political commentary?"
A sad repetitive spectacle of recycling failed Left writers to the neo-con camp with the standard mea culpa. Next he'll be weeping a confession of how he cheered when the Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia or some such rot.
posted on 02/09/2004 4:14:12 AM PST
by George W. Bush
(It's the Congress, stupid.)
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