2004-05-15

The L Word: George Galloway

THE L WORD: LIBERALISM IN CRISIS
George Galloway

Johann Hari shreds George Galloway's new "autobiography", a thinly-veiled fountain of Ba'athist propaganda. The following extract, from the passage quoted by Pejman, very succinctly explains the whold mentality of the antiwar Left:

"Galloway has never before had to give a sustained account of his attitudes towards the Ba'athist regime in Iraq. To his credit, he opposed Saddam's tyranny in the 1980s when the Americans supported the dictator and his acts of genocide. But - like so much of the Left - when the Americans switched sides, so did he. Hatred of American power appears to be his primary motive, rather than any positive left-wing values of his own."

Elsewhere Hari compares Galloway to a "crack-smoking Stalin." Don't miss Johann Hari, or Pejman.