More rantings from the Left…. yawn.
E.L. Doctorow, one of the most celebrated writers in America, was nearly booed off the stage at Hofstra University Sunday when he gave a commencement address lambasting President George W. Bush and effectively calling him a liar.
Booing that came mainly from the crowd in the stands became so intense that Doctorow stopped speaking at one point, showing no emotion as he stood silently and listened to the jeers. Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz intervened, and called on the audience to allow him to finish. He did, although some booing persisted.
Here are a few of my favorite lines….
“One story he told was that the country of Iraq had nuclear and biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction and was intending shortly to use them on us,” he said. “That was an exciting story all right, it was designed to send shivers up our spines. But it was not true.”
Interesting. So what would he consider the Sarin and Mustard gas recently discovered in Iraq?
“Another story was that the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, was in league with the terrorists of al-Qaida,” he said. “And that turned out to be not true. But anyway we went off to war on the basis of these stories.”
Again, more leftist fantasy. I guess Richard Clarke’s statement in 1999 that Saddam’s nerve gas experts were working with bin Laden’s people at el Shifa was a load of crap? How about the many documented meetings between al-Qaida and Iraqi officials?
But some defended Doctorow’s speech. “I think he’s entitled to his opinion and he’s as American as anyone else,” said a Hempstead resident who identified himself only as Frank and whose daughter was graduating.
And once again, the Left seems perplexed that freedom of speech also protects those who challenge these idiots with the facts and call them on the carpet for their nonsense.
Some think he broke “the unwritten code that college commencement speeches should inspire and unite a student body”… I beg to differ. I think he united the students to see just what kind of idiocy exists in the “real world” and motivate them to not become another useful idiot.