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Sunday, May 22, 2005

California Writer Pens a Farewell to The Bush-Hating, Anti-Democratic Left

Keith Thompson, a Petaluma, California, writer, grew up politically in the 1960s and has for the decades since considered himself a man of the Left. But not anymore. Those who put Bush-hating before advancing democracy in places like Iraq went too far.

"My estrangement hasn't happened overnight. Out of the corner of my eye I watched what was coming for more than three decades, yet refused to truly see. Now it's all too obvious. Leading voices in America's 'peace' movement are actually cheering against self-determination for a long-suffering Third World country because they hate George W. Bush more than they love freedom."

And Thompson no longer considers himself a man of the Left. Indeed, he believes the only hope for restoring a progressive movement worthy of the name requires recognizing that "the single most important thing a genuinely liberal person can do now is walk away from the house the left has built."

Go here to read his entire explanation in today's San Francisco Chronicle. He may be a sign that Iraq is indeed becoming another Vietnam, but with the Left on the losing side this time around and worldwide consequences likely to last for generations.