Capital Times Anti-War Speaker Says Murdering Blair Would be Justified
Thus, back in August, when it was announced that incendiary anti-Iraq War British MP George Galloway was going to speak in Madison, we found it a bit odd that the Madison Capital-Times cosponsored the event.
When we contacted Managing Editor Phil Haslanger he explained that the Capital-Times is “more activist than most papers.”
We wonder how people at the paper feel about this. From The Independent:
A particularly interesting question is: will Galloway’s statement be covered by the Capital-Times?
The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: “Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber — if there were no other casualties — be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?”
Mr Galloway replied: “Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it - but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq — as Blair did.”