Saturday, November 27, 2004

But War Isn't the Answer

The Globe and Mail of Toronto reports:
People will use 'direct action' to express themselves, says one campaign organizer
Saturday, November 27, 2004 - Page A7

OTTAWA -- A coalition of anti-war protesters, left-wing lawyers and anti-capitalists refused repeatedly yesterday to condemn those who might resort to violence during the "loud" demonstrations planned for the visit next week of U.S. President George W. Bush.

"A number of protesters are coming together to protest the real violence going on around the world right now," said Joe Cressy of the No To Bush campaign, which is organizing two large demonstrations for Nov. 30, the day Mr. Bush will be in Ottawa. "People are angry at Bush. People are going to express themselves through art, through direct action, through a number of different formats."

Mr. Cressy would not define what he means by direct action, but his committee has already said it will offer medical and legal help to protesters who need it. "Police response can sometimes act as a provocateur of violence," he said....

Aha! The lefties' violence won't be "real." And if the lefties' "unreal violence" just happens to result in injuries it will be blamed on "police response." Doublespeak of that sort is another reason the left occupies the moral low ground.

(Thanks to Charles at Little Green Footballs for the pointer.)