Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Left-Wing" Alex Cockburn Endorses Bob Barr

‘Leftist’ endorses Barr

... Alexander Cockburn of CounterPunch would certainly be called a leftist under the old paradigm, yet here he is in this column writing what certainly seems like an endorsement of Bob Barr for President! After a scathing attack on Obama and (especially) Biden, Cockburn says:
Face it, if you want to stay true to reason and conscience, the man to vote for is Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate. Check out from Friday’s CounterPunch site his stance on Georgia…. “Bad and overblown historical analogies won’t help resolve the conflict,” Barr writes. “If this war was like Adolf Hitler’s attack on Poland, as some have suggested, Georgia would be occupied, its government would be ousted, and its residents would be on their way to concentration camps. No one would be traveling to Tbilisi and we wouldn’t be talking to Moscow… The most important American interest is defending America; and intervening on behalf of Georgia against Russia has nothing to do with defending America.”

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