Friday, March 28, 2003

Yet another view....

Peter Hitchens, the conservative brother of leftist Christopher, writes in the Spectator that this is a left-wing war and the Tories have no business supporting it.

The idea that naked force can create human freedom is itself a left-wing idea. Even more socialist are the war faction’s contempt for the sovereignty of nations and their unashamed belief that ends justify means. No wonder that the war’s hottest-eyed supporters on both sides of the Atlantic are ex-Marxists who have lost their faith but have yet to lose their Leninist tendency to worship worldly power. Yet ranged alongside them are Tories who are supposed to stand for the gentler and more modest cause of faith and nation, Church and King.

For more on the brothers Hitchens go here.