Notes from a small island
A weblog by Jonathan Ali

Sunday, March 30, 2003  

"I've always thought that the last place you'd see the vanity of depression in action would be on a protest march, especially one against war in a foreign country, but I do believe that many of the anti-war antics currently taking place are totally egotistical. Those who demonstrated against US aggression in Vietnam and Cuba did so because they believed that those people should have more freedom, not less. But does the most hardened peacenik really believe that Iraqis currently enjoy more liberty and delight than they would if Saddam were brought down? If so, fair enough; if not, then they are marching about one thing - themselves."

- Julie Burchill in the UK Guardian, asking a variant of Christopher Hitchens's question that I posted about a couple of days ago.

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