Joe McCarthy lives!

I noted earlier that Eugene Volokh’s attempt to find important American liberals who support the Iraqi insurgency had yielded a result within measurement error of nothing whatever. But Henry Farrell’s search for right-wingers who falsely assert the opposite — who claim that large segments of the American left support our enemies — has been much more productive.

The conclusion is inescapable: Large segments of the American right are making demonstrably false charges of disloyalty, thus weakening national unity in wartime. How unpatriotic of them!

Footnote: On the other hand, George Galloway is certainly a piece of work, isn’t he? I don’t care how much fun it is watching Galloway savage Republicans; I suggest a moratorium on any praise or defense of Galloway in Blue Blogistan.