Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Conservatives and Al Qaeda find common ground

I'm not sure it's fair to paint extremists like Dinesh D’Souza, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as representative of the conservatives, any more so that it is to claim Ward Churchill is representative of the progressives, but it is refreshing in a way to see one of these nutcases actually admit that there is too such a thing as the American Taliban and they're it. Via The Carpetbagger, an excerpt from D’Souza's new book:
[I]f the political left and the Islamic fundamentalists are in the same foreign policy camp [because they both hate American imperialism], then by the same token the political right and the Islamic fundamentalists are on the same wavelength on social issues. The left is allied with some radical Muslims in opposition to American foreign policy, and the right is allied with an even larger group of Muslims [which includes radical Muslims] in their opposition to American social and cultural depravity. This is the essential new framework I propose for understanding American foreign policy and American social issues.
As Timothy Noah put it, “Dinesh D’Souza has found common cause with Osama Bin Laden,” and is “forging a values-based alliance” with terrorists against other Americans.
Meanwhile, Crooks and Liars has the video where Colbert gets D’Souza to admit it on the air. I would have more to say about this but I'm afraid if I think about it for even one more minute, my head will surely explode from irony overload.
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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Ah, Irony. You have to ask yourself why the air isn't filled with the sound of popping heads, but if irony depends on an apparent contradiction and if sanity depends on being able to tell one thing from another and reality from delusion, the haters and ravers and shouters are going to look at you the way D’Souza looked at Colbert - in total incomprehension.

2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Ah, tis true Fogg. The source of great irony is so rarely aware of they provided the grist for it.

3:11:00 PM  

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