Friday, July 15, 2005

Support For The War In Iraq Comes Not Only From The Right

By Clifford D. May - July 15, 2005 - The New Hampshire Union Leader
Prime Minister Tony Blair, leader of Britain’s Labor Party, is the most obvious example. “A democratic Iraq,” he insisted earlier this year, “is not just a giant step forward for Iraq itself; it is a blow right at the heart of the global terrorism that seeks destruction not just in Iraq, but in Britain and every major country in the world.”

Blair may be a rare figure on the left — but he is hardly alone, as has now been demonstrated by Thomas Cushman, professor of sociology at Wellesley and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Rights. Cushman has edited “A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq,” a collection of essays by two-dozen liberal/left thinkers, all of whom, Cushman writes, represent “what might be called a third view. The basic elements of this perspective are a strong liberal commitment to human rights, solidarity with the oppressed and a firm stand against fascism, totalitarianism and tyranny.”

Though it has a long and rather awkward title, this articles shows that some people are finally starting to notice what the main stream media (MSM) has tried to cover up. It is not people on the left who are opposed to the war in Iraq. It is people on the left who are enemies of America. That includes the MSM.


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