The Cult of Soros: A New Foreign Policy

by Richard Poe
Thursday, August 24, 2006

12:00 am Eastern Time

The Wall Street Journal
Letters, page A11
August 24, 2006

HAS THE Democratic Party become a cult? And is left-wing billionaire George Soros its guru? (“A Self-Defeating War,” editorial page, Aug. 15). The chorus of hosannas with which leftwing bloggers now greet Mr. Soros’s silliest utterances — and the faithfulness with which Democratic leaders repeat them — suggests that the answer to both questions is yes.

Take the current Democratic mantra that if there are terrorists in the world, George Bush has created them. This is a familiar Soros-ism. As he has done many times before, Mr. Soros decries President Bush’s characterization of the global conflict as a “war on terror” as “a misleading figure of speech applied literally [which] has unleashed a real war fought on several fronts — Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Somalia — a war that has killed thousands of innocent civilians and enraged millions around the world . . . we can escape it only if we Americans repudiate the war on terror as a false metaphor.”

The Islamic jihad was on the march — and killing Americans — for 20 years before George Bush employed the metaphor. Back in 1979, the streets of Tehran were already filled with a million frenzied Muslims chanting “Death to America,” and the 9/11 attacks were themselves hardly in response to anything the American president had said.

But because this judgment is the considered wisdom of a billionaire whose network controls the purse strings of the Democratic Party, this is now the foreign policy of the liberal opposition. When George Soros speaks, Democrats listen.

David Horowitz
Richard Poe
The David Horowitz Freedom Center
Los Angeles

Cross-posted from The Wall Street Journal 08.24.06

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