Tuesday, October 23, 2007

If only David Horowitz had Dignity, Audacity, or a Spine

I want to follow up on a post from last week about challenging Mr. David Horowitz to a debate. After sending an E-Mail to the Young America's Foundation at George Washington University I received the following reply:

Thank you for contacting us, but it is to close to the event for us to change the set-up which we have been working on for months. We appreciate the offer and will keep it in mind for any future events on this topic.

I find it hard to believe that a private school like George Washington, or any school for that matter, would not have the resources to provide, say, a table, two chairs and two microphones. I doubt that YAF would have trouble "changing the set-up" unless what they mean is that they have for months been preparing a forum for Mr. Horowitz to spew his moronic propaganda unchecked.

Clearly what is going on here is that the YAF and Mr. Horowitz can not defend their views without using propaganda and taking things out of context. Of course when you are trying to promote outright lies you would never want to allow an opportunity to be exposed. Sadly, a lie told often enough becomes truth and just as Mr. Horowitz and company helped scare this country into war with Iraq they are attempting to do the same with Iran. They know they can only do this by hiding behind podiums instead of engaging in debate.

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