Iran’s Useful American Idiots

So it seems that those freed (from Iranian captivity) American hikers are yet another bunch of Chomskyite, America-hating bien pensant brats:

Useful Idiots


…[Shane] Bauer, a freelance journalist, along with Sarah Shourd, a teacher and women’s rights activist, and [Josh] Fattal, an environmentalist, were arrested July 31, 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year. Bauer’s and Fattal’s remarks were critical of American foreign policy towards Iran as well as the Iranian government’s treatment of it’s own people.

“The only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between American and Iran. The irony is Sarah Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. We were convicted of espionage, because we are American,” said Bauer. He continued, “It’s that simple. No evidence was ever presented against us. That is because there is no evidence and because we are completely innocent.”

Towards the end of the men’s remarks, they began naming specific world leaders, public officials, and celebrities who the two believed helped with gaining their freedom. In fact, two hikers also specifically named among others: Venezeulan dictator Hugo Chavez, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Code Pink’s Cindy Sheehan, liberal writer Noam Chomsky, and actor Sean Penn…

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