From McDonald Fantasyland

RECEIVED Fri., March 30, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Michael King is intellectually dishonest and morally credulous – to say the least. His March 30 article [“Point Austin,” News] regarding the congressional approval of surrender in Iraq legislation proves it. To reiterate, it is settled history that Saddam Hussein was an ally of al Qaeda and bin Laden. He was a great champion of the Islamist fascist goal of subjugating the planet under Islamist theocratic tyranny. His Iraqi dictatorship was actively assisting the Islamist barbarians in planning and facilitating attacks on the U.S. After all, there is compelling evidence that Hussein was connected with al Qaeda operatives Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Yousef in the first World Trade Center attack in the early 1990s. The bottom line is that the central front in the war against Islamist fascism is Iraq, and this legislation would ensure a monumental victory for the enemy. Thankfully, President Bush has made it clear that he will veto it.
    Neo-leftist utopians such as King, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Maxine Waters, and Barbara Lee do not possess the ability to comprehend that the free world, led by America, is in a world war against Islamist fascism, fighting for its life. And because of the revealed naivete of the Democratic Congress approval of this astoundingly irresponsible legislation, the possibility of U.S. defeat is very real.
    Sadly, if this neo-leftist Democrat bilge prevails, the likes of King, Waters, and Lee, et al., will be accountable for the resulting destruction of a free humanity, the ensuing worldwide Islamist theocratic tyranny, and the certain mass murder of all who defy Islamist fascism. Let us be warned. The neo-leftist Democrat Party MoveOn.org fifth column contingent must be exposed as an unwitting facilitator of this terrible despotic enemy. They stand as the modern-day versions of Lenin’s “useful idiots.”
Vance McDonald
   [Michael King responds: Vance McDonald is certainly an expert on credulity – infantile variety. Not even the Bush administration any longer pretends that Saddam Hussein was ever an ally of al Qaeda and bin Laden or played any role at all in the attacks on the World Trade Center, let alone that such fantasy is "settled history." McDonald's increasingly hysterical denunciations of "Islamist fascism" – like his attribution of a quotation to Lenin long known to be spurious – only confirm that he knows nothing about either Islam or fascism.]
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