Hezbollah’s all about the free speech, baby.

“Respected American journalist Helen Thomas’s answer shows … a courageous, bold, honest and free opinion which expresses what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi said in a statement.

Yep, that about sums her up. There isn’t much left to say about Helen at this point, but this makes a fitting coda. Their admiration society has been mutual for years, dating back to at least 2002 when Thomas reportedly told a CNN cameraman, “Thank god for Hezbollah.” How nice that they’d open up and recognize her after her retirement. It’s like the terrorist equivalent of a gold watch.

One more time, for old times’ sake.