Posted on | March 1, 2014 | 13 Comments
One of the weird consequences of the Bush-era “Global War on Terror” is that it inspired sympathy for terrorists among young progressives, whose reasoning seems to have been: “If Republicans are against terrorists, therefore, terrorists must be victims.”
This kind of sympathy for America’s enemies has long been endemic on the far Left, but the anti-war movement of the Bush era had the effect of vastly augmenting the ranks of what I’ve called the “Sirhan Sirhan Wing of the Democrat Party.” Lately, left-wing students on campus have adopted the Hamas/Hezbollah/Al-Qaeda view that Israel is an illegitimate “apartheid” state, and are urging universities to adopt “diverstiture,” boycotting investments in Israeli corporations. They lost a vote this past week at UCLA:
It isn’t often that militant moonbats fail to get their way on college campuses. Consequently, it isn’t pretty when they are thwarted. Libs were crushed when the UCLA student council narrowly defeated an anti-Israel divestment resolution intended to punish the lonely outpost of Western Civilization on behalf of the Arab terrorists who have been trying to drive the Jews into the sea.