The Hate-America Crowd Speaks Its Mind
By Doug Patton
May 12, 2003
They came out of the woodwork like cockroaches this week in response to my column of two weeks ago, “Setting the Record Straight on Who Armed Saddam.”
In that column, I laid out the true pattern of arms sales to Saddam Hussein over the last thirty years. The hate-America gang took great umbrage when I reported that the largest suppliers of arms to Iraq from 1973 to 2002 were none other than Russia and France, with only a small percentage (1%) coming from the United States.
It grated on their ears to hear once more that it was the French who supplied Saddam with the nuclear technology to build the reactor the Israelis had to destroy in 1981. Of course, the outcry from Baghdad at that time was that the reactor was to produce nuclear power. As if the nation with the world’s second largest supply of oil needs nuclear power.
Two themes that ran through each of the pieces of vitriol I received this week were an unabashed support of France and the notion that President George W. Bush, the man the left loves to hate, is a war criminal.
One international genius from Akron, Ohio, who thinks we could not have won the American Revolution without the French, wrote:
“Before you demean the French, try remembering that this country you so adore is only here because of them. From the backward thinking slew of pigs we have in America today, I am forced to question if they made the right decision 225 years ago. George Bush broke multiple laws to wage his war, and I wonder if it even bothers you that to defeat the ‘enemy’ we had to become like the enemy.”
In a much more polite tone, a lady from the United Kingdom told me that the war was illegal, then added:
“Bashing France (or any other country) will not absolve the United States and the United Kingdom. ‘Winning the war’ is not a retrospective justification for going to war in the first place. (Ask any victim of the school bully.)”
Another reader wrote:
“Don't you have anything better to do than bash the French? Even if France was the cause of all our problems here in poor ol' America, that still doesn't make the Bush Crime Family good people… We can all point fingers, but this whole thing stinks. From a president that was selected by the U.S. Supreme Court, to our flailing and failing economy, right on into the destruction of two foreign countries, it all stinks.”
Most of the people who write this stuff don’t even bother to identify themselves. But one man used all three of his names, ala Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray or John Wayne Gacy, which was a little scary, especially considering what he had to say (you can almost hear him scream):
“I can't stand our thieving, corrupt, so-called elected officials… Corporate America has over-taken this government… A coup d’e-tat…has occurred while the sheeple were asleeple! We must unite and mount boycotts and protests against all the major Television Media giants! We must begin to expose them for what they are! State Run Propagandists!”
But my favorite fan mail this week came from a couple of people who just let it all hang out. They didn’t even try to argue with my position. They simply flailed at me:
“You are nothing but a self-centered piece of sh-t,” wrote one. “Get your facts straight instead of running off at the mouth!”
And finally, a person whom I surmised was from Australia, gave the entire USA a rebuke we should never forget:
“…f--k off, you a--h-les, and leave the world alone! An alcoholic as president turned religious fanatic, sick society!”
There you have it: the hate-America left in their own words.
Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a political speechwriter and public policy advisor at the federal, state and local levels. His weekly columns can be read in newspapers across the country, and on www.GOPUSA.com, where he serves as the Nebraska Editor. He also writes for Talon News Service (www.TalonNews.com).
Readers can e-mail him at Doug.Patton@GOPUSA.com. __________________________________________________________________