Every generation we seem to have these groups or organization that cry freedom but tend to oppose only US interests.
We saw it in the anti-war groups that opposed the US but love Chavez and Cuba
We saw it in the human shields who were ready to protect Saddam from US attack but not willing to protect Iraqi civilians once Islamists were bombing them.
We saw it in the European protestors in the 80’s opposing US missile deployment.
We saw it in the protestors against US involvement in Vietnam
and we saw it in the defense of Alger Hiss and the Rosenburgs
Over and over we have seen this type of thing. As time passes people are shocked when history shows the Rosenburgs guilty, Hiss actually being a spy, the Iron Curtain supporting and funding protestors in Europe etc etc etc.
Now Wikileaks which somehow manages to get their hands on US secrets (but strangely enough never finds, Russian, Iranian, Chinese , Cuban, etc etc etc cables to reveal) has “accidentally” leaked the lot and people actually think it’s a surprise or an accident?
It takes a certain type of person to believe this, perhaps the same time of person who bought this bill of goods:
It has been lost in the American press, but until he issued his televised “rivers of blood” speech from Tripoli in February, Saif was the darling of Europe’s political establishment. He socialized with members of the House of Lords, Tony Blair’s cabinet, Prince Andrew, and well-heeled environmental activists. Saif had seduced Europe’s intelligentsia and the Continent’s left-leaning cognoscenti.
“The political class in this country have courted him,” said Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of a British parliamentary group on Libya, in an interview with the UK’s Guardian.
Glenn Reynolds famously quips “They’re not anti-war, just on the other side” and I think that’s true concerning many but never forget DaTechGuy’s rule of human nature:
“When explaining bad behavior, given the choice between malice and stupidity, always bet on stupidity”.
Update: Another vote for stupidity.