Oh Aaro. Ohhhhh Aaro. Oh Aaaaaaro Aaaro Aaro. You can’t expect that we’re gonna be merciful about this. More to come.
Update: Actually a rather good and unexceptionable piece (or possibly, I haven’t found the Blair/War angle yet). There is something hilarious about Aaro being sent to a fat farm by Guardian Weekend who were “worried about his health”, but to be honest if the guy had a weight problem and decided to do something about it, that’s not really a bad thing and not one that can really be mocked without doing a lot of collateral damage to some fairly harmless and good-natured Americans (I note the appearance of a character called Alfred, however, who “believed every conspiracy theory going” and might have made a few anonymous appearances in subsequent Aaronovitch columns). So what the hey. I do actually believe that Aaronovitch’s weight problem and general midlife issues have a lot to do with his enthusiasm for the “don’t just stand there, Do Something” Blair project and we will return to this theme in future, but the GW article ain’t a bad one and Aaronovitch is probably correct in what he says.
And then when he lost weight, he fucked off to the Times. Tsk, they must have been vexed.
Full disclosure; Bruschetta Boy #1 is 6’1″ tall (same as Aaro) and weighs 210 pounds (two stone less than Aaro, but still a bit too much. It’s all muscle I tell you).