Imagine if a group of leading American liberals met on foreign soil with — and expressed vocal support for — supporters of a terrorist group that had a a long history of hateful anti-American rhetoric, b an active role in both the takeover of a U.S. embassy and Saddam Hussein’s brutal 1991 repression of Iraqi Shiites, c extensive financial and military support from Saddam, d multiple acts of violence aimed at civilians, and e years of being designated a “Terrorist organization” by the U.S. under Presidents of both parties, a designation which is ongoing? The ensuing uproar and orgies of denunciation would be deafening.
My column from the Dec. 29, 2010, Mille Lacs Messenger:
My kids love malls, and they especially love THE mall, the quintessential, prototypical, evil incarnate, iconic mother of all malls — The Mall That Shall Not Be Named. I like to do things that make my kids happy, so I took them to said mall on Saturday, Dec. 18 —the busiest day in 19 years, someone told me.