Drooling on the Pillow

Monday, March 22, 2004

Being Right Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry 

James Bowman in the on-line American Spectator quotes Steven Miller's article in the Wall Street Journal (no link -- I'm not a subscriber) "Anger Mismanagement" making the point that Kerry's refusal to apologize for calling Republicans liars and "crooked" sums up the current level of political discourse quite nicely. "Righteous anger is for many Americans a good thing: a sign of one's commitment and integrity," writes Mr. Miller. This reminds me more than anything of remarks I've seen in a number of places declaring that the willingness of the Palestinians to blow themselves up for their cause "proves" that they are right and the Israelis are wrong.

I can see that. If you're around nine years old. Argument by fulmination or by detonation can be very impressive. The only problem is, it's not argument.
Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com Listed on BlogShares