Mr Welch is upset by a column in Ireland's Independent, by a Darragh McManus. The column ends:
Yes, Che was ruthless and fanatical and sometimes murderous. But was he a murderer? No, not in the sense of a serial killer or gangland assassin. He was one of those rare people who are prepared to push past ethical constraints, even their own conscience, and bring about a greater good by doing terrible things.So, there you have it; political compromise is good, unless you are someone like Mr Guevara (Che), or maybe Bill Ayers. This is a warning to all you Republicans. It is your job to compromise. It is, apparently, those others who should stand pat and may kill for what they believe. That said, I think that what Mr Guevara believed was a delusion, an emotional response to facts on the ground, an emotional response that impinged on the rights of others.
Whether morally justifiable or not, there is something admirable in that -- pure principle in a world of shabby compromise. Maybe this is why Che remains such an icon, both in image and idea.
The Instapundit, Law Professor Glenn Reynods, very unkindly notes that you can't spell douche without using C-h-e.
Regards — Cliff