Head LP Official Defends Mubarak

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First he came out against the Ground Zero mosque. Now former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate and current high official in the party Wayne Root, writing on the LP blog, defends the poor, misunderstood Mubarak against the Egyptian dissidents, whom he characterizes as “anarchists, communists, and Islamic extremists.” This from a man who calls himself “one of America’s leading Libertarian thinkers.”

Well, we can say one thing: The notion that people with influence in the LP only shill for the American state is unfair. U.S. client states, no matter how authoritarian, are also worth defending.

Thanks to Angela Keaton for the link.

12:58 pm on February 3, 2011