Morning Briefs

Progressive Lefties Beg For G.W. Bush’s Approval

After spending eight ten years denigrating George W. Bush as an idiot, an incompetent, a warmonger, a torturer, a violator of human rights, and the sole person responsible for everything that’s wrong in the world, the progressive left is now begging him to come out in support of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque in order to validate their support of it.

“It’s time for W. to weigh in,” writes the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd. Bush, Dowd explains, understands that “you can’t have an effective war against the terrorists if it is a war on Islam.”

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson is also looking for an assist from Bush. “I…would love to hear from former President Bush on this issue,” Robinson wrote Tuesday in a Post chat session. “He held Ramadan iftar dinners in the White House as part of a much broader effort to show that our fight against the al-Qaeda murderers who attacked us on 9/11 was not a crusade against Islam. He was absolutely right on this point, and it would be helpful to hear his views.”

And Peter Beinart, a former editor of the New Republic, is also feeling some nostalgia for the former president. “Words I never thought I’d write: I pine for George W. Bush,” Beinart wrote Tuesday in The Daily Beast. “Whatever his flaws, the man respected religion, all religion.” Beinart longs for the days when Bush “used to say that the ‘war on terror’ was a struggle on behalf of Muslims, decent folks who wanted nothing more than to live free like you and me…”

As Sister Toldjah put it so well:

Meanwhile, Democrat Howard Dean is siding with the hate-filled, Islamophobic Xenophobes, and suggesting that the mosque is “an affront to the people who lost their lives” on 9-11-2001 and should be built elsewhere.

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