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Demonization of the left...the RIGHT thing to do.

Reader comment on item: Why the Left Loves Osama [and Saddam]

Submitted by Larry Mendoza (United States), Apr 7, 2003 at 12:04

As always, the right wing is working soooo....hard to falsify facts and to demonize the left. This has worked well...not bad for propaganda. The old chant from the right that "left wing liberal lies", has caught so many people believing that left wingers are unpatriotic, Saddam loving hippies who hate their country. This could be nothing further from the truth. But the propaganda model lives on and the Right is good at it.

Being anti-war does not make one a marxist, commie, bad person. This article says Saddam is bad, and Osama is bad. Yet this article fails to mention how some of the allies our right wing buddy in the white house is paying (TAX DOLLARS) to be on our "coalition of the willing", violate human and civil rights. Let's see a report from the State Department:

"Uzbekistan routinely tortures detainees and some have died in custody. Eritrea has ended freedom of the press and restricts religious freedom. Azerbaijan arbitrarily detains dissidents and rigs elections. Significant violations are noted in such other coalition members as Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Macedonia, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia. In all seven, the overall human rights situation was rated as poor."

And this is just a taste. I think the left hates Saddam and Osama as much as the right does, but, unlike the right, they also hate the hypocrisy and see through the conflict of interest of this administration.

But again...it's all liberal lies....ALL OF IT...
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