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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Three Dangerous Stooges

Ahmadinejad, Chávez, and Qaddafi.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Last week, three dictators — from Iran, Libya, and Venezuela — delivered lunatic hate-speeches at the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Why do these anti-Semitic dictators feel so free to damn America from downtown New York? Why do their abettors spurn our requests for help? And why do creepy regimes plot to get nukes, and fund terrorists?

Easy. They do not fear, much less listen to, an indebted and energy-hungry America that either needs their cash or oil — or both.

Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi raved for 90 minutes. He railed about everything from the Kennedy assassination to his own jet lag. He trashed the United States and the Jews. Even Qaddafi’s translator collapsed from exhaustion trying to keep up with the stream-of-consciousness insanity...

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.