Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The moral morass of the Left

This book review is a pretty good look at the failure of morality of the Left. The reviewer is evidently an Australian liberal.

One point that I find ridiculous -- the reference to "atrocities" here:
The Left, it seems, is happy to criticise US atrocities in Abu Ghraib but not to raise its voice in support of those on the Iraqi secular Left attempting to build a workable democracy in the face of a depraved campaign of violence and intimidation.

If rogue US soldiers who put underwear on prisoners' heads and took pictures are guilty of atrocities, what adjective describes hacking someone's head off with a dull saw? Or using suicide bombers in crowds of civilians? Or the unspeakable tortures by Fidel Castro?


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