Monbiot: the big coward
Desmond Tutu’s ignorant, rude and wrong posturing, about which I wrote at the weekend, has set off another wave of the Blair rage.
I have previously mocked George Monbiot’s campaign to “arrest” Tony Blair for not agreeing with the anti-war people. Monbiot (pictured) said two years ago:
You can mock our feeble attempts to hold Tony Blair to account, but only if you propose an alternative.
Which I thought was fine. I suggested that he could choose any one of the following as an alternative:
Foreign Affairs select committee inquiry, 2003.
Intelligence and Security Committee inquiry, 2003.
Hutton inquiry, 2004.
Butler inquiry, 2004.
General election, 2005.
The thing about Monbiot, though, writing in The Guardian to welcome Tutu’s Great Leap Forward in International Law, is that he is just not batty enough. As a friend of mine wrote on a previous occasion:
Thus once more Moonbat’s essential weakness is revealed: he gives every impression of being a fully-fledged lunatic, but when the whiff of real loopiness is in the air he turns tail and runs towards sanity like the big coward that he is. His fatal flaw: an ineradicable streak of reason. Sad to see.
This time, Monbiot admits, towards the end of hailing Tutu’s statement as a breakthrough for his campaign to make a nuisance of himself: “The prospect of prosecution currently looks remote.”
Next, I shall turn to an even more reasonable exponent of the Monbiot world view, Kevin Marsh.Tagged in: blair rage, Desmond Tutu, iraq war
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