WHY IS THE WORLD MORE CONCERNED with Musharraf's coup than with Hugo Chavez's emerging dicatatorship? Because enemies of the United States, like Chavez, get a pass.Glenn's answer, too, is a good one. I have read where Saint Franklin Roosevelt, when queried as to why we were supporting yet another dictator-thug in another era, is said to have responded, that he "may be a son-of-a-bitch. But he's OUR son-of-a-bitch." The wealthy Father of American Socialism got that about right.
Problem is that, as Glenn indicates, "OUR son-of-a-bitch" Musharraf is defined by today's despicably biased MSM as "BUSH'S son-of-a-bitch." And thus, Musharraf is well-worth trashing while Chavez is not. The demonstrable fact that Chavez actively works 24/7 to expropriate American interests in Venezuela; while the increasingly hapless Musharraf has at least made an effort and and has endangered his own life to help us against the Islamofascists. But he's "helping Bush," so let's throw him out.
An additional reason for this illogical yet dialectical dichotomy is that Chavez is a Commie while Musharraf is most certainly not. And, reliving those Golden Days of old—when the MSM worked hand-in-hand with the increasingly leftist Democrats to throw the barely-Republican Nixon out of office and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam—America's defeatist left once again can't stand the thought of allowing a Republican President to gain a military victory since it would likely keep the Democrats out of the White House for another term. So they'll undermine him every step of the way, including mounting campaigns against anyone aligned with the U.S. in the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
For the Democrats, it's all about power, but never about responsibility. And at the very bottom of their list, after stealing every available wallet via massive tax increases, is the safety and welfare of the American people. Narcissists and elite Marxist poseurs, the American left today could ultimately prove fatal to democracy as we know it if their treasonous behavior is sanctified via the ballot box in 2008. They are the ultimate irresponsible adolescents.
This is what Glenn did NOT say. But we're sure he meant to!