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Marxist Culture Works to Soften Terror War

Sunday, 03 February 2002 12:00 AM

David Horowitz, a converted conservative who was a "red diaper baby” raised in a communist household, said these chickens have come home to roost in the early 21st Century. This influence, he argued, manifests itself in the soft-on-terrorism positions taken in many places, including some quarters on Capitol Hill.

Newsmax.com asked Horowitz, President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, about the sixties Marxists whose movement "seeped into the Democratic Party.”

"Marched into the Democratic Party,” he corrected us.

"The first act in the [1974 post-Watergate Democrat] congress,” he reminded us, "was to cut off aid to the Cambodian regime [which empowered butchers who] killed two million people, but Republicans were too polite to mention that.”

Less "politely,” the west coast activist and author had just told the annual Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC] that the sixties counter-culture was not about peace activism or civil rights. It was, he argued, all about Marxist revolution.

"That’s what the so-called anti-war movement was about,” Horowitz said. "They said bring the troops home,” he recalled, "and to bring them home now.”

Of course, the conservative strategist added, "If you’re in a war, and you take one side home now, what happens? The other side wins.” Just in case anyone missed the point, the author of "Radical Son” and "Uncivil Wars” added, "The so-called anti-war movement was a movement to help the communists to win.”

"And what’s important about that,” he went on, "is that the leadership of the Democratic Party in Congress for the last thirty years has been recruited from the ranks of the movement.

"One of them [Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt.] is sitting at the head of the [Senate] Judiciary Committee ... blocking our efforts to fight the terrorists.”

Senator Leahy has used his powerful chairmanship to slam President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft for proposing to use military tribunals to try foreign terrorists. The Vermont lawmaker has waxed indignant that the administration did not consult with him before making such a move.

In his interview with Newsmax.com, Horowitz said Leahy was a part of "the McGovern generation.”

"What these people did [when they came into Congress] was to bring American troops home and to end the Cold War by defeating America. They then proceeded for the next thirty years to assault the American military, American intelligence, and any foreign policy that was anti-communist,” he added.

Specifically with regard to the Senate Judiciary chairman, Horowtiz reminded us, "Pat Leahy, of course along with [Sen.] Chris Dodd [D.-Conn.] played the leading role in the eighties in protecting the Sandinista Marxist dictatorship in Nicaragua and its supply lines to the communist guerillas in El Salvador.”

The popular conservative author/talk show host said, in Leahy’s case especially, the two-party system failed us.

"Republicans never made him pay for that. And so he is now the chief obstacle to the policies of George Bush and John Ashcroft [for] controlling the terrorist threat to this country.”

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