November 23, 2005

Quote of the Day

"After almost three years of combat, the standard of debate ought to have risen and to have become more serious and acute. Instead, it has slipped into a state of puerility. Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, squeals about cowardice and suggests that those who differ are stabbing our boys in the back—and then tries to revise her remarks in the Congressional Record. This is to sink to exactly the same level as those who jeer that sympathizers of the intervention should "send"—as if they could—their own children, if they should happen to have any handy. Or even to the level of those who claim that anti-war criticism demoralizes "our men and women in uniform." I can't be absolutely sure of this, but the "men and women in uniform" whom I have met, and who have patrolled edgy slums and nasty borders, are unlikely to burst into tears when they hear that someone even in their home state doesn't think they can stand it. Let's try not to be silly."
-Christopher Hitchens, in Slate, talking some sense about Iraq. I'm sick to death of all those stupid arguments too. Posted by Stephen Silver at November 23, 2005 02:39 PM

yesss! what he said. I have been trying to articulate why this whole thing disgusted me with the House -- now I don't have to.

Posted by: dawn summers at November 28, 2005 05:24 PM
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