Norwegian killer Andres Breivik wins acknowledgement from Pat Buchanan
Former TV host Art Linkletter used to host a popular TV show called Kids Say the Darndest Things.
It was far less innocuous than the damndest things that come out of the mouth of right-wing demagogue Pat Buchanan.
The former Richard Nixon speechwriter regularly denounces Canada, once calling it "Soviet Canuckistan" and also comparing this country to "latent arthritis".
"We really don't think about it, unless it acts up," he said.
But Buchanan sounded like he was really off his rocker when he actually suggested that Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik "may be right".
In an article on World Net Daily, the former Republican presidential aspirant declared that Breivik had a point by drawing attention to “a Crusader’s war”.
"Breivik is evil—a cold-blooded, calculating killer—though a deluded man of some intelligence, who in his 1,500-page manifesto reveals a knowledge of the history, culture and politics of Europe," Buchanan writes. "He admits to his 'atrocious' but 'necessary' crimes, done, he says, to bring attention to his ideas and advance his cause: a Crusader's war between the real Europe and the 'cultural Marxists' and Muslims they invited in to alter the ethnic character and swamp the culture of the Old Continent."
The right-wing polemicist concludes with this penultimate sentence: "As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right."
To suggest there could be a Crusader's war in Europe couldn't be more wrong—and it's amazing that U.S. television networks still give Buchanan any airtime to spout this rubbish.