Obviously because even a thinking man wants a good laugh every now and then.
As Orson Scott Card once observed, manipulative people who are not too good at it, often try to mislead people by stating exactly the opposite of what is the case.
Examples of this include:
'I am not stupid.'
'You are a hypocrite.'
And, as of yesterday:
'Others have distorted history.'
Read this wonderful piece of revisionist history in the Guardian, which of course starts with the assertion that 'others' are guilty of precisely that which the article aims to achieve.
I said it yesterday: the best pot most definitely no longer comes from the Netherlands. The Dutch should raid the Guardian's headquarters to obtain their crops so that we may secure our future prominence as the THC capital of the world.
(Via EU Rota.)
Update 18.52: The same guy who wrote the Guardian article just rambled on for over five minutes on Sky News about how it's America's fault Iran hasn't had a revolution of democratic moderates yet. This is presumably because America supports said moderates, which as a result have become unpopular.
So since nothing America supports can be good, for an effective foreign policy à la 'Guardian' it would be better if Mr. Bush came out in full favour of orthodox Islamic clerics. Those would then become unpopular as a result, and Iran would instantly be transformed into a happy place. Newspapers such as the Guardian could then write articles about the hypocrisy of the free West having supported the tyranny of said orthodox Islamic clerics, and argue how much better it would have been if people such as Mr. Bush had instead offered their moral support to Irani moderates.
But wait - isn't he doing that right now?
I need an Advil.