Dead Men Left

Monday, November 01, 2004

"Liberty, if it means anything, is the right to tell people what they don't want to hear"

(Quick and dirty blogging.) The indefatigable Harry's Place, last bastion of Freedom and Truth, has inexplicably failed to mention two things:

- despite much crowing about the joys of occupied Iraq, the Lancet report on post-invasion fatalities seems not have merited a note. (See discussions at Manic Net Preacher and Lenin's Tomb for two intelligent defences of this work.)

- despite exuberant squealing and loud trumpeting of "splits" in the anti-war movement, allowing much moral high-ground grabbing in "defence" of Iraqi trade unionists, this appeal for unity from Tony Woodley, transport workers' leader, has also gone unnoticed.

("Liberty, if it means anything..." Can't wait for their thoughts on Respect's first conference.)