Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The moral midget speaks

You know your position is morally bankrupt when it boils down to: our innocent civilian deaths are more righteous than your innocent civilian deaths.

David Limbaugh heaped praise on US ambassador to the UN John Bolton and urged he be approved to the position full-time. Personally, I'm torn. He certainly represents the Bush administration's belligerence and arrogance better than anyone else; a more diplomatic ambassador might paper over the White House's deep flaws. But I guess it's a question of whether you should vote for an ambassador who works for an administration at the expense of the well-being of the country as a whole.

Anyways, Limbaugh praised Bolton's 'moral clarity' in his absolutist defense of the Israeli destruction of southern Lebanon.

In commenting on the crisis, Bolton said:

I think it would be a mistake to ascribe a moral equivalence to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts, the very purpose of which terrorist acts are to kill civilians and the tragic and unfortunate consequence of civilian deaths as a result of military action taken in self-defense.

Huzzah for the 'culture of life'!

Bolton's moral clarity is evident: it's clear his morals are seriously deficient.

Then again, it's too bad the Lebanese civilians weren't embryos. Or on life support. Then Americans might care about what happens to them.

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