Life in a glass house

April 28, 2008 at 11:12 am | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment
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Courtesy of Marko Attila Hoare, here’s Exhibit A of why the ‘Decents‘ come across as so utterly alienating:

Anyone who follows the politics of the ‘anti-war’ left will long ago have learned that the Iraq War is The Most Evil Thing That Ever Happened. The Nazi Holocaust; Stalin’s terror-famine and mass purges; Mao’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution; the Rwandan and Darfurian genocides – all are viewed as fairly minor misdemeanors in comparison to the US’s invasion of Iraq and overthrow of Saddam Hussein without UN Security Council authorisation.

Yes, yes, all thoroughly insulting and you’d be tempted to react with rage and righteously demand he name just one of these people.

But there’s also great amusement to be had here. Only a few paragraphs later, Hoare then has the audacity to accuse someone else – in this case, Peter Wilby – of erecting a ‘straw man’.

Well, he should know…

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