Sunday, May 14, 2006

Supping with the Devil

Ken Livingstone has become the latest in a long line of "useful idiots" to succcumb to Hugo Chavez's charms. Today, London's Mayor hosted the President of Venezuela, who has become the darling of the Left.

London's Mayor follows a well established tradition which states that "my enemy's enemy is my friend". As Ian Buruma points out in the Sunday Times, Hugo Chavez is sliding down the slippery road to autocracy, but Harold Pinter, Tariq Ali and Red Ken don't seem to mind. So long as Huga Chavez champions the cause of Anti-Americanism and Anti-Capitalism, nothing else seems to matter.