"...man [sic] is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself [sic] has spun." --Clifford Geertz
It's a very important message, but I wish it came from someone other than Andrew Solomon--who called people like you and me 5th columnists for opposing the war!Mrs.Avram
oops--I mean Sullivan!
Well, Mrs. Avram, I certainly agree that Sullivan was a damned fool to buy into the war in the first place. However, I think people are (or ought to be) allowed to repent their folly and take part in the opposition to the madness emanating from Washington (among other places). I wish more conservatives and Republicans in general would do the same.On the other hand, I'd have been more than happy to link to an equally scathing comment from someone who'd been in opposition from the start. Sullivan's statement came to my attention on another blog (possibly it was Matt Iglesias', I don't remember now) and I thought it was really good so I used it.It seems to me, though, that the larger point ought to be the issue--not the identity or original inclinations of anyone taking a stand against officially sanctioned torture.
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