Friday, October 27, 2006

A Gratuitous Attack on the Decents

Daniel Davies gives the hapless, disintegrating pro-war Left a swift kick in the nadgers. It's not big and it's not clever - but it is quite amusing.

This was always about saying "me too" to neo-conservative adventures, in the wholly quixotic belief that it would be possible to subvert them for progressive ends at a later date. It's the central organising delusion of the Henry "Scoop" Jackson Society at Cambridge University; the belief that the wise old owls of the British liberal establishment are capable of leading their energetic Yank counterparts through sheer force of intelligence. If Blair's relationship to Bush is that of a sparrow on top of an elephant pretending to be giving directions, then the pro-war British Left is a flea on top of the sparrow.


More along the same kind of lines from Crooked Timber.

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