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Who Actually Listens To Liberals?
By Matt McDonald

Everyday we are hearing about the falling approval ratings of the President. You can’t turn on the news or go on the net without seeing a headline about how the President’s approval numbers are crashing and how terrible things are going in his administration.

In light of this, it seems to me that the voices of the liberals are getting louder. Every major newscast and newspaper is filled with left leaning views. We are hearing about how bad the economy is, how bad the war in Iraq is going, how we are losing the war on terror, how we must allow illegal alien criminals the same rights as American citizens, how bad big corporations are and all the other major talking points of the left. A person can hardly turn on the television without seeing some fringe leftist group calling for the resignation of either the President or one of the people on his administration.

The fact of the matter is, even though the voice of the liberals seems to be getting louder, no one is listening. This can be proved by the fact that major newspapers are losing record numbers of subscribers, that the mainstream newscasters on television are losing record numbers of viewers and where ever the major liberal radio network is on the air the programs it transmits are always at the bottom of the ratings. It seems that no one is listening to what the liberals have to say no matter how loud they say it, except in Iran.

Recently the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent President Bush an eighteen page letter. The liberals in the media went crazy about this letter. It was mentioned on every newscast, printed in every major newspaper and news about it was even transmitted on the major liberal radio network. The left described this letter from Ahmadinejad to President Bush as extension of diplomacy from Iran to the United States. In a major newspaper out of New York this letter was described as “the start of talks that will help to settle all issues of mutual concerns as well has help Iran’s integration into the global community.” The top negotiator of Iran’s nuclear program called the letter “a diplomatic opening between the two countries [The US and Iran].”

Here are some highlighted quotes from Ahmadinejad’s letter,
“Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ, the great Messenger of God, Feel obliged to respect human rights, Present liberalism as a civilization model, Announce one’s opposition to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and WMDs, Make War and Terror his slogan, And finally, Work towards the establishment of a unified international community — a community which Christ and the virtuous of the Earth will one day govern, But at the same time, Have countries attacked; The lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed and on the slight chance of the ... of a ... criminals in a village city, or convoy for example the entire village, city or convey set ablaze.”

“There are prisoners in Guantanamo Bay that have not been tried, have no legal representation, their families cannot see them and are obviously kept in a strange land outside their own country. There is no international monitoring of their conditions and fate. No one knows whether they are prisoners, POWs, accused or criminals.”

“Young people, university students and ordinary people have many questions about the phenomenon of Israel. I am sure you are familiar with some of them. Throughout history many countries have been occupied, but I think the establishment of a new country with a new people, is a new phenomenon that is exclusive to our times. Students are saying that sixty years ago such a country did no exist. The show old documents and globes and say try as we have, we have not been able to find a country named Israel.”

“I tell them to study the history of WWI and II. One of my students told me that during WWII, which more than tens of millions of people perished in, news about the war, was quickly disseminated by the warring parties. Each touted their victories and the most recent battlefront defeat of the other party. After the war, they claimed that six million Jews had been killed. Six million people that were surely related to at least two million families. Again let us assume that these events are true. Does that logically translate into the establishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East or support for such a state? How can this phenomenon be rationalised or explained?"

“Lies were told in the Iraqi matter. What was the result? I have no doubt that telling lies is reprehensible in any culture, and you do not like to be lied to.”

“The question here is what has the hundreds of billions of dollars, spent every year to pay for the Iraqi campaign, produced for the citizens? As Your Excellency is aware, in some states of your country, people are living in poverty. Many thousands are homeless and unemployment is a huge problem. Of course these problems exist — to a larger or lesser extent — in other countries as well. With these conditions in mind, can the gargantuan expenses of the campaign — paid from the public treasury — be explained and be consistent with the aforementioned principles?”
“Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems.”

So, in this letter in which the liberal media hails as an extension of diplomacy, the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not only questions President Bush’s faith, he questions the ethical bases of the war in Iraq, he questions the legality of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, he questions the right of Israel to exist as a nation, he questions if millions of Jews were really killed during the holocaust, he questions the truth behind the Iraq war, he questions why America is spending billions of dollars in Iraq instead of taking care of those who are living in poverty and to top it all off not only does he question the success of western style democracy but he prophesized the fall it.

It’s no wonder why the liberal media is so in love with Ahmadinejad’s letter it is nothing more then their talking points in letter form. The same points that you hear liberal politicians, news media and activists speak about are the same points that are found in the letter that Ahmadinejad’s penned.

Congratulations are in order to the liberals: while your stock in America is certainly falling, it seems that you have found a fan in a crazy dictator in Iran.

Matt McDonald can be reached at

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