Friday, June 05, 2009

Craziest Republican of the Day: James Inhofe

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma is, with respect his global warming denialism, one of the most dangerous idiots on the right. And also one of the craziest.

And, in response to Obama's Cairo speech, he proved once again just how deep his insanity runs. Specifically, he called the speech "un-American" Why? Because Obama called the Iraq War a war of choice, and because Obama didn't go after Iran.

So apparently it's "un-American" to be anything other than a warmongering neoconservative, a rubber-stamper for Bush's disastrous war, and a relentless partisan.

"I just don't know whose side he's on," he said of Obama, implying, as is so often implied (and often explicitly stated) on the right, that the president may very well be on the side of the terrorists.

Now that's just fucking crazy.

(Make sure to read the Think Progress post in full for an excellent rebuttal to Inhofe's claim. It was an extremely successful speech, it would seem, received well in Iraq and, extremists aside, throughout the Muslim world. And, of course, one of the points of the speech was to bring America and the Muslim world closer together -- and not because Obama is on their side (as if there are only two sides, good and evil), but because it is essential that the misunderstandings on both sides, the misunderstandings everywhere, on all sides, be overcome. Then, and only then, will it be possible to achieve a lasting peace, which is certainly in America's interests.)

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