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by jove, they gone medieval on our ass...,
circular monkey death squads attack:
[Salman Rushdie] finds the linkage of 9/11 with the war in Iraq to be utterly spurious, and the fiction of weapons of mass destruction has completely changed his view of New Labour: “The lie,” he says, “is a terrible thing.” And, yet, he cannot object to the removal of Saddam Hussein and here he disagrees with his confreres on the Left: “If the Left is not about getting rid of tyranny, then I don’t know what it is about.”
An example is not given, so we'll assume he means the same thing as everybody else who makes these inane, revisionist comments about "the left".
The only opposition to the war that advocated "leaving Saddam in power" that I ever saw was
conservative who advocated returning to open support for Saddam as a bulwark against Islamist extremism. The conservative-libertarian Future
of Freedom Foundation's founder, Jacob Hornberger, less-abhorently advocated
a full peace on similar, nationalist and practical grounds. There's some conservative and right-libertarian anti-war positions, hardly representative, that weren't about to get rid of tyranny.
What about the "morally collapsed", decadent left? Let's refer to the pre-war statements of the most despicable, universally reviled leftist we can think of:
"An attack I mean, to get rid of Saddam Hussein, that would be a boon, as I said, but that's not the goal."
How delightfully pro-tyranny!
As to the goal of the war we have the
of the war's leading prosecutors concurring that, indeed, getting rid of Saddam Hussein was not the goal.
Where oh where shall we ever find a decent left? Among those that work to reinforce this reductionist
bullshit for the war party or those that were right about Saddam in the 80s, right about sanctions in the 90s,
and right about this idiotic, fuckbasket of a war?