Urbin Report

Friday, March 04, 2005

Perhaps just color blind...

...instead of flat out stupid and blinded by a far left extremist point of view. Which one do you think fits the rants of Timothy Garton Ash in a Los Angeles Times op-ed:

Here, for example, is what the undersecretary of State for global affairs, Paula Dobriansky, said on Monday: "As the president noted in Bratislava just last week, there was a Rose Revolution in Georgia, an Orange Revolution in Ukraine and, most recently, a Purple Revolution in Iraq. In Lebanon, we see growing momentum for a 'Cedar Revolution' that is unifying the citizens of that nation to the cause of true democracy and freedom from foreign influence."

Spot the odd one out. "Purple Revolution" in Iraq? Purple, as in the color of blood? There's a vital difference between a democratic revolution that is peaceful, authentic and generated by people inside a country and one that is imposed, or kick-started, by a military invasion and occupation.

As Mr. Taranto points out, blood is red, not purple. Somebody at the LA Times should issue Timothy Garton Ash a new box of crayons. That way he can tell the colors apart when he writes his next op-ed.