May 11, 2003

JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH was as against

JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH was as against the war as it was possible to be. Today in her column for The Age she joins the tiny club of Australian lefties who admit they were wrong:

The World's Policeman did something no one else could or would do. It could have all gone horribly wrong, but it didn't. Civilians died, young men and women paid all kinds of prices and both Western and Iraqi children who lost fathers or homes have had their personal maps drastically redrawn by the hand of fate. But the fear and the torture is over. America, in all its infuriating arrogance, acted. Not so long ago, I dreaded this. And now, I have to admit, I was wrong.

Unable to cope with this, Age cartoonist Michael Leunig has retreated to fantasy. So has Phillip Adams. Murray-Smith should counsel them.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 11, 2003 01:53 PM