Friday, May 05, 2006

No Mere CIA Agent

Several local bloggers, including A.C. Kleinheider of VolunteerVoters, ABC affiliate WKRN's new political blog, quoted excitedly today the statements of a "former CIA agent," Ray McGovern, making disparaging insinuations at Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield. McGovern's 27 years experience referenced by the anti-Bush herd of bloggers supposedly gives his criticisms credibility.

Unfortunately, McGovern's more recent career prominently features overt anti-semitism ("“Israel is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation.”) and a penchant for conspiracy theories (see here and here for a summary and numerous links).

Bush hatred makes for strange bedfellows -- or in some instances, perhaps not so strange. There are currently disconcertingly strong strains of anti-semitism on the hard left in both the United States and Europe. They are joined by some on the far right.

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