"Disappointed to see Hugo Chavez, a man I've often defended from lazy right-wing smears, coming out and defending Gaddafi. Pretty poor."
Well, who have thought that he'd have been a defender of Chavez. Perhaps he should team up with Ken Livingstone who also has an apparent fondness for the Venezuelan ruler.
The above confession certainly reminds us that the left are very much in favour of dictators (and are often seen in their company), since they aspire to become the same themselves. Indeed, they were near-enough all Gaddafi fans until a couple of days ago.