The Times is owned by “Pinch” Sulzberger:
Pinch was a political activist in the Sixties, and was twice arrested in anti-Vietnam protests. One day, the elder Sulzberger asked his son what Pinch calls, “the dumbest question I’ve ever heard in my life.” If an American soldier runs into a North Vietnamese soldier, which would you like to see get shot? Young Arthur answered, “I would want to see the American get shot. It’s the other guy’s country.” Some Sixties activists have since thought better of their early enthusiasms. Pinch hasn’t.
No wonder he’s sympathetic to a guy whom Mark Steyn calls “the first self-confessed war criminal in the history of the Republic to be nominated for president” in tomorrow’s Chicago Sun Times.