Singer Harry Belafonte should be thrown on a banana boat and cast to sea for his un-American opinions of late. Here’s his latest analysis of President Bush, which began by calling him “evil”:

“I think he has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.”

Obviously this is meant to be an insult, but think about it for a minute. If GWB is selfish the alternative is non-selfish, i.e., the selfless, i.e., that he would be willfully sacrificing America’s interests to our enemies. If Bush is “arrogant,” the alternative would be that Bush is self-doubting of America’s power to defend itself. If Bush is interested in “power” (a very vague expression) the alternative is that he cowers from his reponsibility to use America’s power. If Bush believes “his truth” is the only truth, the alternative is that he thinks Osama Bin Laden and the rest of them are no more wrong that Americans are. If Bush will do what he wants despite the people, the alternative is that he cowers to public opinion, or worse, to international opinion that includes murderous, oppressive, totalitarian dictators that are hell-bent on seeing the end of America.

Belafonte makes it clear in spades. In his opinion GWB is evil because he is not sacrificing America’s interests, he is not self-doubting, he is not a coward, he does not respect Osama Bin Laden’s (or Belafonte’s) world-view, and Bush cares about reality over other people’s opinions. Belafonte wants an American president who will capitulate to terrorists, who will let terrorists continue murdering Americans until there is no America left. That is, apparently, his ideal president.

So you decide who’s evil: Belafonte or GWB.

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