Saturday, December 03, 2005

It depends on what the meaning of the word "Murder" is

Former Attorney General and current nut Ramsey Clark is now working for Saddam's defense. Christopher Hitchens provides this take on Mr. Clark.

Most interesting is an email excerpt from a peace activist that Hitchens reprints:

The problem is … that Clark is one of the most well-known representatives of the anti-war movement and represents the ANSWER coalition and in my mind this is more than the conflict of interest that it unquestionably is. Thus, the message that it sends to the Iraqi people is that the anti-war movement doesn't really care about any Iraqis other than those who have been killed by US and UK forces, that it, in fact, does not condemn Saddam for his long history of human rights violations and for his launching a bloody war against Iran that took well over a million lives.

That is to say the least of it. He adds:

It is long past time for the anti-war movement to drop its double standards. It can begin by saying Ramsey Clark does not speak for us. He certainly does not speak for me.

The bottom line on Clark is he never met a mass murdering tyrant he didn't like.

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