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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Strange Bedfellows

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

One area of politics that is fascinating to me is where the ends of the political spectrum meet. In this political Bizarro World, the extreme left and the extreme right take the same position on various political issues, such as the war in Iraq.

The latest example of this comes to us from the fever swamps of the anti-semetic right and the anti-war left. It seems that David Duke, former KKK wizard has thrown his support behind Cindy Sheehan. I'm not going to comment on the substance of the complaint other than to say that, to those on the far right and the far left, our mission in Iraq is controlled by a global conspiracy, and pulling the strings of this conspiracy are evil Jews/Zionists and a cabal of Texas oil companies.

What is more interesting to me than the substance of the charge (I'm not a conspiracy theorist and don't find it even worth addressing) is how the extreme left and the far right have found common cause with one another on this issue. The old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" is certainly playing itself out in the world today: far left peaceniks are linking up with right wing neo-nazis.

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