Mark Bahnisch continues to struggle valiantly against his blogging addiction, but with less than complete success. Instead of posting himself, he’s started to send me emails suggesting topics for me to blog as a proxy!! In fairness, the topic in question involved Mark being unfairly castigated by the dreaded Tim Blair for allegedly ignoring the Iraq elections. As such, it certainly warrants a response on Mark’s home blog. In a post titled “Silence of the Left“, Blair wrote:
UPDATE. Lefty Mark Bahnisch speaks for his fellows:
I doubt that I want to say very much about the current situation in Iraq actually
Yeah. It’s too good.
Actually it was too good (to be true, that is).
Earlier in the thread from which Blair quoted, Mark had said:
I mostly agree with this [that this election is a good place to start, despite the difficult situation in Iraq], support the elections, and largely agree with Rob’s position as well [that Iraq was pretty infertile soil for trying to plant a democracy and that the best wishes of everyone on the planet were with the Iraqis].
So Mark wasn’t guilty of “silence” on the Iraq elections at all. Blatant dishonesty by Blair? I blog, you decide. BTW, Mark is far from the only “leftie” to comment on the Iraq elections, as Red Interior and Miss Piss have both already pointed out. But why let the facts spoil a good ideological slur?
There you are, Mark. Is that enough to keep those fingers away from the MT post button for a while longer?