Leading conservatives openly support a Terrorist group
BY GLENN GREENWALD
Imagine if a group of leading American liberals met on foreign soil with — and expressed vocal support for
— supporters of a terrorist group that had (a) a long history of hateful anti-American rhetoric, (b) an active
role in both the takeover of a U.S. embassy and Saddam Hussein’s brutal 1991 repression of Iraqi Shiites,
(c) extensive financial and military support from Saddam, (d) multiple acts of violence aimed at civilians,
and (e) years of being designated a “Terrorist organization” by the U.S. under Presidents of both parties, a designation which is ongoing? The ensuing uproar and orgies of denunciation would be deafening.