Sunday, September 26, 2004

Freedom fighters, then and now

Once upon a time someone who devoted most of their life to fighting tyranny and paid the price by being almost hacked to death by the agents of a cruel dictator would have been hailed by liberals as a freedom fighter.

No longer. Ayad Allawi is reviled by all right thinking liberals.


Blogger sagenz said...

"Right thinking liberals"???? Why?

26 September 2004 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Does a history as being a freedom fighter mean that more recent crimes can be ignored?

All I would like to see from him is consistency, and if he wants to claim a mantra as a "Freedom Fighter" (tm) then maybe he should be making sure that his government lives up to the principles he claims to have been fighting for.

I don't revile him at all, but I am not going to give him a free pass just because he was on the right side of an argument with a dictator.

27 September 2004 at 10:18 AM  

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