miércoles, mayo 04, 2005

The Guardian (¿?)

The Guardian, un periódico bastante, pero bastante, izquierdista publica una columna en la que el autor, como vienen haciendo muchos los últimos meses, se pregunta si Bush tenía razón:
Those of us who work on the gloomy side of the prediction industry about Iraq, the prospects for Middle East peace, and the sanity of the Bush administration, have been given plenty to think about lately. On the one hand, on Monday the 87th British soldier was killed in Iraq, while suicide bombs and armed clashes have accounted for more than 40 Iraqi deaths since last week. On the other, the Bush administration is in triumphalist mode. A friend who visited the White House recently described the president's buoyant account of his Iraqi crusade, which highlighted the fact that a national government has been formed. Some progress is claimed towards normalisation in Shia and Kurdish regions. Syrian withdrawal gives Lebanon a chance of making something of democracy. Washington asserts that it is involving itself more than ever in the Middle East peace process.

None of these claims should be dismissed out of hand. The greatest danger for those of us who dislike George Bush is that our instincts may tip over into a desire to see his foreign policy objectives fail. No reasonable person can oppose the president's commitment to Islamic democracy. Most western Bushophobes are motivated not by dissent about objectives, but by a belief that the Washington neocons' methods are crass, and more likely to escalate a confrontation between the west and Islam than to defuse it.
Hay un sector de la izquierda que parece moderarse y es capaz de argumentar honestamente:
It seems wrong for either neocon true believers or liberal sceptics to rush to judgment. We of the latter persuasion must keep reciting the mantra: "We want Iraq to come right, even if this vindicates George Bush."
Repetid progres:
"We want Iraq to come right, even if this vindicates George Bush."
Sigue:
Those who say that Iraqis are incapable of making a democracy work may well be proved right. But until we see what happens on the ground over the months ahead, we should not write off the possibility that the Iraqi people will forge some sort of accommodation. A premature coalition withdrawal promises catastrophe for them, not us.

Repetid de nuevo:
A premature coalition withdrawal promises catastrophe for them, not us
Lo de que si las tropas de la coalición se retiran de Irak, provocará una catástrofe lo sabe todo el mundo, lo saben, y muy bien además, los que se manifiestan por la retirada de todas las tropas, pero el bienestar de los iraquíes no les importa, ni nunca les importó.

3 Comments:

Blogger Der Spieler said...

Muy bueno, León holandés, muy bueno :-)

11:15 p. m.  
Anonymous Alberto said...

The guardian no es bastante, pero bastante izquierdista.

Haz el favor de informarte antes de publicar datos

12:05 a. m.  
Blogger Leeuw said...

Alberto,
Sí, a mi parecer The Guardian es bastante izquierdista.
Si te vas a ver (http://www.guardian.co.uk/newsroom/story/0,11718,728443,00.html)la historia de The Guardian podrás leer cosas como estas:

n the increasingly polarised political climate of the late 70s and early 80s the Guardian's position as the voice of the left was unchallenged. The opinion pages were the birthplace of the SDP, and the letters page was where the battle for the future direction of the Labour Party was played out, while the coverage of industrial disputes including the 1984-1985 Miners' Strike defined the paper's position.

The Guardian was at the forefront of the sleaze revelations that contributed to the downfall of the Conservative government in 1997


Se puede decir objetivamente que The Guardian es de izquierdas, sobre todo porque ellos mismos lo dicen. En cuanto si el escoramiento es más al centro, o más a la izquierda eso es opinión de cada uno.
Pero creo que no soy el único que cree que The Guardian está un poco lejos del centro.

Y si comentas reprochándome algo, te agradecería que aportaras datos.

Saludos

9:38 p. m.  

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