Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Hitchens: through the secularist looking glass

Bush's Secularist Triumph - The left apologizes for religious fanatics. The president fights them. By Christopher Hitchens: "Only one faction in American politics has found itself able to make excuses for the kind of religious fanaticism that immediately menaces us in the here and now. And that faction, I am sorry and furious to say, is the left. From the first day of the immolation of the World Trade Center, right down to the present moment, a gallery of pseudointellectuals has been willing to represent the worst face of Islam as the voice of the oppressed...

George Bush may subjectively be a Christian, but he—and the U.S. armed forces—have objectively done more for secularism than the whole of the American agnostic community combined and doubled. The demolition of the Taliban, the huge damage inflicted on the al-Qaida network, and the confrontation with theocratic saboteurs in Iraq represent huge advances for the non-fundamentalist forces in many countries."

Interesting perspective from this leftist atheist. In assessing where the Bush White House is on the secular-theocratic divide, he looks at results rather than rhetoric. This is likely lost on the Michael Moore Kool-Aid drinkers, who have already set to work laying the groundwork for more failure in `08.