Here's something you don't see every day, courtesy of Frontpage and my buddy Albert: a red underwear Socialist saying something about George Bush and Iraq that isn't an abject lie. Christopher Hitchens spake thusly:
Let me begin with a simple sentence that, even as I write it, appears less than Swiftian in the modesty of its proposal: "Prison conditions at Abu Ghraib have improved markedly and dramatically since the arrival of Coalition troops in Baghdad."He goes on from there to savage the anti-war crowd like a dog with a stuffed rabbit. I love it when people tell the truth about things. Its so clean.
That's pretty much my single biggest complaint with the Left. Economic theory, social theory, who cares? If it works I'm happy, if it doesn't work we'll do something else. No problem. But if it doesn't work and then they lie about it? Nuh uh. No sale boys.
So when some mouthpiece of the Left starts in lying about global warming or guns or Iraq or tax cuts or whatever, that's what torques me. Since they never ever do anything but lie, Mr. Hitchen's candour is refreshing.