I'm leaning towards jamesrage's and American's points made here. I agree with Sam W in that at one time those who could be described as liberals would never have given Ward Churchill the time of day. That's not the way it goes now. Does anyone doubt that Obama and Jimmy Carter both are leading liberals of the Democrat party. Both openly embrace dictators like Chavez, Castro, Ahmadinejad (yeah, they embrace him also), and, of course, the budding dictator Zelaya. Churchill just takes it slightly further - he's kind of the William Ayers of his time! More decent liberals in denial cannot admit just how warped Obama's and Carter's actions can be at times. Harry Reid said that the Iraq war was lost while it was being won while Murthra accused innocent US Marines of being war criminals (anyone remember that)... sort of reminds one of Jane Fonda in her younger years. Yep... the Democrats are truly the party of radical liberals and less radical liberals just have problems swallowing that pill!