When someone finds himself so in need of criticizing the U.S. that he ends up defending the brutal Iranian regime which for over 30 years has funded anti-U.S. and anti-Israel groups around the globe and sought to export Islamist fundamentalism, then all credibility has been lost.
See, Glenn Greenwald, George Orwell on the Evil Iranian Menace, in which he portrays Iran as a victim of U.S. and Israeli encirclement and attack without any mention of the history of Iran arming of Hamas, Hezbollah, the Assad regime in Syria, various Shiite militias in Iraq, and Shiite agitators in the Gulf states. It’s as if the world started when an Iranian scientist was assassinated recently (presumably by Israel, but that’s not proven).
At least he didn’t blame the Israel Firsters. But they always are lurking in the background, aren’t they?
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