Wednesday, September 14, 2005

When The Sane Left Confronts The Lunatic Left

Christopher Hitchens debates George Galloway on the topic of the war in Iraq. Small dead animals points us here for the streaming audio. Skip parts one, two, and seven , which are not part of the debate - unless you really enjoy grinding your teeth. (Update 9/18/05: If you select the individual links, you will find that one section is duplicated. This means one section is missing. If you download the entire show, this problem does not exist. This was the case when this post was originally published - perhaps the good folks at the KPFT website have repaired that link at this time.)
UPDATE: Analysis of the debate from:And then we have ROVE-GALLOWAY CONNECTION REVEALED
Leftoid Greg Palast admits: "I was suckered by Galloway." But who does he blame? Why, scheming Republicans, of course:

Where did this guy come from? Who invited him here? The answer: US Senate REPUBLICANS. As Cindy Sheehan was gathering public sympathy as the Gold Star mom against the killing in Iraq, the Republican party decided to import an easier target to pummel. So they brought over the "I-salute-your-courage, Saddam" religious fundamentalist crack-pot who can't tell us where the money went.

That’s why the Republicans chose him for us. This gross cartoon from abroad whose "charity" is stuffed with loot from an Oil-for-Food profiteer is the image they prefer on TV to Cindy Sheehan whom they dare not confront ...

I'm sorry, but I'm not going to let Karl Rove or some sick GOP Senator pick my heroes for me.

You'll do as you're told, Palast.
Read the rest of Palast article, it gets even better. I'm not entirely sure Palast didn't plagiarize his material from BlameBush!.