"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

War is not the answer...

Doing a little bouncing around today and revisiting articles read previously, also honestly in search of an article I read during the run up to Iraq (cannot find it). I came across Lee Harris' archive at TCS Daily.

I thought this a good quote for the day, although I don't really do quotes of the day. I'll have to begin doing quotes of the day on a weekly basis...

To those that talk of the battle in Iraq and the greater war on terror with "war is just a stupid answer to a problem with a better or clever answer:

Whereupon the true motive (of the anti-war Left), is revealed to be neither moral or political, but a childish desire to escape reality. War is the only solution to certain persistent human problems, and if you are against it, do not try to persuade us that you have discovered a new solution to the problem for which wars have been fought. You may accept this solution or reject it root and branch-but these are the only two choices we have. For wishful thinking is not a choice, but an evasion of choice.

Lee Harris - "How To Protest A War" February 23, 2003 - TCS Daily


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