By Hal Lindsey

In early 2003, the liberal left united worldwide to ask itself the stunning question: “Whom do you believe? Saddam Hussein? Or George W. Bush?”

So blinding was the partisan hatred for George Bush that the answer was a resounding, “Saddam Hussein!” Demonstrators crowded the streets of Europe and Blue State America carrying signs screaming, “Bush Lied, People Died” and “Bush=Liar!”

The same question was asked by the United Nations — with the same result. The U.N. refused to support the invasion of Iraq and did all it could to lend aid and support to Saddam during the buildup to the war.

  • The French passed on secret communiques to Saddam directly from the White House.
  • The Russians were still helping Saddam prepare defenses as U.S. forces crossed the borders.
  • The United Nations continued to stall to give Saddam as much time as possible to burn “Oil for Food” related documents.

Lenin is reputed to have referred to blind defenders and apologists for the Soviet Union in the Western democracies as “useful idiots.” reported that one of Saddam’s former confidants — Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, aka “The Butcher of Basra” — said:

Saddam planned the whole thing. He hid the weapons of mass destruction, hoping the “many who opposed the war to begin with are rallying around Saddam saying we overthrew a sovereign leader based on a lie about WMD.” This is exactly what Saddam wanted and predicted.

The marchers and demonstrators did precisely what Saddam wanted so precisely that, three years later, American forces are still battling insurgents encouraged by millions of demonstrators — and American news reports — about the rightness of their cause in fighting “the evil George Bush.”

It is now evident to all but the blindest partisans that the intelligence was correct and that Saddam not only had weapons of mass destruction, but that he worked directly with al-Qaida.

A lot of Saddam’s useful idiots also offered their services to al-Qaida, providing Osama bin Laden with lots of pre-written and authenticated slogans about “liar Bush” and his “evil American intentions” and “the Bush oil company connections,” etc., blah, blah, blah.

When not handing the enemy public-relations sound bytes about America’s dishonesty, they are telling the enemy America tortures Islamic prisoners and flushes Qurans down the toilet.

As with Saddam, they share the same objective — the destruction of the Bush administration. That is where the “useful” part comes from. The “idiot” part comes from thinking that hurting Bush doesn’t hurt America. But then liberals rarely seem to consider that factor anyway.

But as the truth comes out in Saddam’s own words via tapes obtained by John Loftus, the usefulness of the “Bush lied” lobby will have expired.

Unfortunately for America, the damage remains. The insurgent-terrorist caused U.S. losses have buoyed hopes that America will be forced to withdraw — because of the “useful idiot”-fed anger of the American people — and leave Saddam to return to power.

The radical Islamic terrorist regimes rightly believe that this would damage America’s international reputation for decades to come. It would make it virtually impossible for American leaders to respond to future terrorist threats in an aggressive enough manner to prevent them.

The lessons learned in Vietnam about how to exploit American public opinion have been refined into a whole new form of warfare — a weapon both useful to our enemies and idiotic for our own strategic interests. Saddam found them very useful, indeed.

But what happens to an idiot when he is no longer useful? Unfortunately, when the useful part is over, the “idiot” part remains — waiting for the chance to become useful again. And with our liberal at-any-cost media, the idiots’ future usefulness is virtually guaranteed.