Saturday 17 November 2018

Lefty gloom-mongers who had a bad war

WHEN it comes to getting things wrong, you can depend on the troika of pundits: Robert Fisk, Vincent Browne and Fintan O'Toole.

The line-up of trendy liberal lefties whose dire predictions have not come to pass includes the UN, Green TD John Gormley, and Amnesty International. But those well-known supporters of small wars (as opposed to large ones), Mitchel McLaughlin and Aengus O Snodaigh of Sinn Fein, have shown they can get it just as wrong as the rest of them.

But we'll start with Michael D Higgins. "By the time this House returns on Tuesday, March 25, it is possible that up to one million mothers may be affected by war, there may be 100,000 direct casualties and 400,000 secondary ones; 10 to 15 million people on food dependence may also be affected," our presidential hopeful predicted, quoting liberally from a UN report.

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