Sunday, October 31, 2004


Osama Cronkite

Mudville Gazette (hat tip to Instapundit) catches the intertwining of Osama, Michael Moore, and Walter Cronkite, perhaps to be designated the latest "unholy trio". Maybe Cronkite's senile ramblings are simply more of what we heard without recognizing the source for many of his years as a newreader. There is little question that our "they're not anti-war, they're on the other side" left wing enemies will not recognize the ironies addressed:

Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!
- Osama Bin Laden, from his latest video

OK, in reality he's saying things about goats. (I'm sure few people in the world know more intimate details about goats than Osama.) Just in time for Halloween he's come out swinging, one would assume with his best stuff, and lo and behold it's Michael Moore quotes. Ironically following on the heels of Kerry's own desperate plea , this should be a wake up call to the slumbering Left. Jim Geraghty is right, look in the mirror. I'd like to think they'll follow his advice, but the trouble is every time I've thought they would look into that mirror they haven't. When the real wake up call comes they choose to snooze, preferring to delay the inevitable confrontation with the not joking, real-world nightmare.

Will this time be different?

Unfortunately I think not. Because the American Left has never failed to disappoint me. It follows that I think Mr Geraghty is wrong in this statement: "A Bush landslide is now exponentially more likely..." though he chose his words carefully so as not to actually predict said landslide, I'm convinced that the Left that wants to believe that the President of the United States was acting with Saudi royals and Osama Bin Laden on 911 will certainly not stay home or change their votes just because Osama made a campaign video quoting Mike Moore supporting Kerry.

Likewise it doesn't matter whether Cronkite was joking or not when he told Larry King "I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing." Plenty of Americans believe it.


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