Friday, March 14, 2003

Hipsters for Peace

John Fund’s Political Diary this week takes a good look at the entertainers who have found a second career as anti-war foreign policy experts. As the subtitle goes, “Hollywood celebs aren't antiwar. They just hate the president.” He compares remarks made about unilateral use of U.S. force during the politically fashionable Clinton Administration with the current anti-Bush rhetoric. There seems to have been nothing wrong with bombing Bosnia, Afghanistan (the first time), Sudan and similar targets when Bill was in office, but now that Bush is directing the pilots it’s bordering on genocide. As Janeane Garofalo explained, though, there’s an obvious reason Hollywood types never thought about marching against the Clinton-ordered attacks: "It wasn't very hip."


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