Strange bedfellows alert
I recently heard this interview
with the ever strange Brendan O'Neill
, who questions whether the word 'genocide' is deliberately overused by Western powers to justify imperialist interventions, such as in Kosovo. Then I read of this spat
between Alexander Cockburn and Michael Berube over what exactly is an anti-war activist, with Cockburn apparently arguing you had to oppose U.S. actions in Kosovo and Afghanistan, as well as in Iraq, in order to rise to a level of moral purity. Kosovo again. Hmmm. Anyway, keep in mind O'Neill considers himself a lefty who feels right at home writing anti-Israel pieces
for the American Conservative.
A partial explanation for the Great Lefty-Righty Convergence emerges: Most everthing the West does is wrong. With caveats of course. ... Just pointing out how strange our politics have become. ... Stranger still: Georgie Anne Geyer
is also writing for the American Conservative. Not a bad piece on American political dynasties, BTW.