Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - the man who has repeatedly vowed our destruction and who routinely refers to our country as the ‘Great Satan' - has just sent a letter to the American people. Astonishingly, his missive reads like a statement from the Democratic National Committee. Rife with complaints about Katrina, excessive military spending, Iraq misadventure, lack of social programs and neglect of the poor and homeless, it is virtually indistinguishable from the rants of Murtha, Pelosi, Kerry, Durbin or Schumer.
The question that begs asking is this: How is it that America's sworn enemy uses arguments, phrases and criticisms that are identical to those used by members of the Democratic Party?
I would suggest that this rhetorical convergence is a result of a shared loathing. Ahmadinejad despises America and so do large numbers of Democrats. It is enough to watch them seethe with anger when speaking of America's traditions, principles and institutions to see that this is indeed so. They loathe America's capitalism, her culture of individualism, her spirit of enterprise, her exceptionalism, her religion, and her accomplishments. They would like nothing better than to tear it all apart and follow the failed path of Old Europe even as it is slouching toward its doom.
Ahmadinejad has correctly recognized that at this stage the Democratic Party is his best ally in his war against the United States. It is for this reason that he so closely mimics their spurious rhetoric. So much so, that now it is impossible to tell the two apart.