In a recent Washington post editorial, Dinesh D’Souza correctly identifies why the left, and some of the center, has been so scandalized by his latest book;

Why the onslaught? Just this: In my book, published this month, I argue that the American left bears a measure of responsibility for the volcano of anger from the Muslim world that produced the 9/11 attacks. President Jimmy Carter’s withdrawal of support for the shah of Iran, for example, helped Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime come to power in Iran, thus giving radical Islamists control of a major state; and President Bill Clinton’s failure to respond to Islamic attacks confirmed bin Laden’s perceptions of U.S. weakness and emboldened him to strike on 9/11. I also argue that the policies that U.S. “progressives” promote around the world — including abortion rights, contraception for teenagers and gay rights — are viewed as an assault on traditional values by many cultures, and have contributed to the blowback of Islamic rage.

9780385510127.jpgThat’s really what all this boils down to; and the inability of the left in this country to admit that they are directly responsible for being the enablers of radical Islam. So great was that need to deny the left’s being enablers of radical Islam, that Sandy Berger risked quite a bit, getting secured, top secret documents out of the national archives in his pants… documents which would have provided evidence to back… precisely… what constitutes D’Souza’s main point.

He also raises this question:

What would motivate Muslims in faraway countries to volunteer for martyrdom? The fact that Palestinians don’t have a state? I don’t think so. It’s more likely that they would do it if they feared their values and way of life were threatened. Even as the cultural left accuses Bush of imperialism in invading Iraq, it deflects attention from its own cultural imperialism aimed at secularizing Muslim society and undermining its patriarchal and traditional values. The liberal “solution” to Islamic fundamentalism is itself a source of Islamic hostility to America.

Well, no WONDER the left is all up in arms…  the points aside, regarding the non reaction of the American left, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton included, two radical Islamist aggression,what’s really being questioned here is nothing less than the fundamental drives of the Liberal.
In observing the reaction of the left to these points, and looking at what they have risked to keep that guilty connection under wraps and out of sight of the general public, one can only assume that they know that to be their Achilles heel, as well.

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