Tuesday, December 28, 2004


James Taranto just earned the OpinionJournal a slot on my blog's "I Support" list. He did it with two quotes, one from Donna Brazile:

"Even I have trouble explaining to my family that we are not about killing babies."

And the other from Susan Sontag, who offered these comments soon after 9/11/01 and died today:

Where is the acknowledgment that this was not a "cowardly" attack on "civilization" or "liberty" or "humanity" or "the free world" but an attack on the world's self-proclaimed superpower, undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions? How many citizens are aware of the ongoing American bombing of Iraq? And if the word "cowardly" is to be used, it might be more aptly applied to those who kill from beyond the range of retaliation, high in the sky, than to those willing to die themselves in order to kill others. In the matter of courage (a morally neutral virtue): whatever may be said of the perpetrators of Tuesday's slaughter, they were not cowards.

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