In response to Christiane Amanapour Tweets "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"... to Robert Mugabe :
It's starkly amazing to watch Amanpour dash off mash notes to Mugabe, but I don't know how well-hidden the general leftist fascination with dictatorship ever was. From the cults of the Soviet Union, Che and Castro, to the Strange New Respect some liberals were willing to show Bush enemy Saddam Hussein, their growing tendency to express admiration for communist China, and even the budding romance between liberals and Islamists, this stuff has always been there. And it always gets personal, particularly when the dictator has an outsized personality. How many nauseating media encomiums to the wisdom and towering intellect of Fidel Castro have we been forced to endure?