Hitchens on George Galloway’s constituency
posted at 4:52 pm on May 30, 2006 by Allahpundit
He doesn’t mean the voters of Bethnal Green.
So, here is what it comes down to. George Galloway says that the murder of an elected prime minister would be “morally justifiable.” He is not brave enough to call for it, but he does preapprove it. He finds room for criticism of the murder only because it might occasion a backlash. And he then tries to hide behind the skirts of a woman who he has just told us ought in all justice to be a widow!…
In both Britain and America, this fawning and cowardly and sinister jerk is considered a hero of the “anti-war” movement. He is, in fact, an excuse-maker for totalitarianism and an apologist for nihilistic religious violence. How long before the democratic left starts to refuse him a platform and make him stand on his own? Some of us will be watching.