Thursday, November 07, 2002

Zakaria on Moral Clarity

Here is a great article by Desi All-Star Fareed Zakaria entitled This is Moral Clarity . While I don't agree with him at all times, his writing and analysis is always well thought and researched. His latest piece in the Washington Post questions Bush's us versus them mentality in the War on Terror. I know times have changed, but have they changed enough so that what was once human rights abuses have now become acceptable under the guise of a war on terrorism? The kicker is this passage where Zakaria quotes Bush, while a candidate, as saying to Larry King on his TV show what he thought of Russia's actions in Chechnya.

"And that's why we need to cut off foreign -- the aid to Russia." "Now?" King asked. "Yes, absolutely," Bush insisted, adding, "The nations of the free world [must] condemn the -- you know, the killing of innocent women and children."

Bush has defintely changed this view. It now appears ok to kill the innocent, as long as some terrorists are being killed too.


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