I’ve been flitting about posh, but un-networked, corners of London again so I’ve not had a chance to post so far this weekend. At a party in Highgate yesterday, I spent some time railing against this kind of educational hypocrisy and was told by two of the nice, privileged, middle-class guests to “lighten up”.
Leftie Nick Cohen once again skewers woolly-thinking Lefties by asking if they’ve really thought about the consequences if they succeeded in pressuring the U.S. into making Guantanamo Bay a prisoner-of-war camp.
Claire would probably respond to this front page story in The Observer by saying something along the lines of “Well, duh. ‘British spies spy on people’. What are they supposed to do? Offer bereavement counselling?”
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Med, Judith points out a juxtaposition, on the other side of the Atlantic. Across the front page of the not-exactly-wholeheartedly-pro-war New York Times adjacent headlines read:
KERRY VICTORIOUS BY WIDE MARGIN IN TWO MORE STATES
REGIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS POSE GROWING THREAT, EXPERTS WARN
Mrs Wrubel Levy is not the only one of the opinion that John “Bush is an extremist” Kerry would not be a safe pair of hands.