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August 11, 2005

Suits me fine

James Wolcott asks a seemingly reasonable question of liberal warhawks (via Instapundit).

The fact is that by subscribing to Bush's War on Terror and the invasion of Iraq with every corpuscle of your tired body you've made common cause with Republican conservatives, neoconservatives, and Christian fundamentalists who are dedicated to destroying those parcels of liberalism on which you stake your tiny claims of pride.

While you, sir, have made common cause with Pat Buchanan, the British National Party and Hizb ut-Tahrir. There are plenty of issues on which I disagree with President Bush, quite strenuously on most "social" issues, but I would still be happy to shake his hand. I cannot say the same for any of the ideological company Wolcott keeps. But that is the difference between siding with a democratic and representative government, even and especially one espousing policies with which we disagree, and marching in the streets in defense of fascism.

My left is the left of Christopher Hitchens, Irshad Manji and the shade of George Orwell. The company suits me fine.

More at Harry's Place.

Update: Classical Values points out "Wolcott has once again provided some much needed humor."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 11, 2005 08:42 AM

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