When President Bush in his 2002 State of the Union speech labeled Iran, Iraq and North Korea the "axis of evil," he was derided by lefties, European leaders, academics and other wackos. Never mind North Korea's aggressive threat of war, perplexing the Obama Administration, the United Nations--and jailing journalists. Or that Iran's uranium enrichment centrifuges still spin. For progressives, Americans, not despots, endanger the planet.
Still, this surprised me: Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez wished Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a hearty good luck and, with Ahmadinejad apparently wining re-election as Iran's President (possibly through fraud), Chavez sent his congratulations. Buddies in evil at least. Not that progressives pay attention. Besides, the President's busy bullying Israel.
(via The Corner)