Yes I know I am always linking to his pieces, but he is hitting the mark regularly. This week Nick Cohen lets the Observer readers know exactly what those initials MAB on the placards at last week’s ‘anti-war’ march mean:
It’s one thing, however, to see the upholders of sharia law join your demonstration. It is quite another to invite them to co-host your demonstration and embrace them as brothers. The absence of principle is matched only by the absence of intelligence. What is the Left offering Iraq? It has no strategy other than the continuation of a brutal status quo. It can’t support the Iraqi democrats because they say Saddam can only be overthrown by violence.
It can’t support the Iraqi Kurds because they agree. It has been reduced to allying with religious bigots, the deadliest enemy of those best and brightest Muslims who offer that rare commodity in the Islamic world, hope.