Tariq Ali, a supporter of the ‘resistance’ in Iraq, writes in the Guardian:
Most Londoners (as the rest of the country) were opposed to the Iraq war. Tragically, they have suffered the blow and paid the price for the re-election of Blair and a continuation of the war.
Does he really believe that if Michael Howard had won the election then this wouldn’t have happened?
The logic of his argument is that we should have let the terrorists make our electoral choices for us. And of course that we would be safe from these killers if we had surrendered to the Jihadists in Iraq. Because history is full of examples where democrats capitulate to fascists and the fascists decide “Oh well, fair enough, that will do us”.
David T’s post yesterday answered the rest of this sort of rubbish.
All I would add is a phrase from Christopher Hitchens from a review of the equally facile points made in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. It seems good advice for the coming days:
[If you hear} one cry, in favor of surrender or defeat, feel free to join in the conversation.