"But war, in a good cause, is not the greatest evil which a nation can suffer. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice – a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice – is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other."

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Oh, the gall

All I can say is: when it comes to shamelessness, Bill Clinton has no competition. And a pretty fair analysis overall.

1 comment:

Ammianus Marcellinus said...

I just love the ending. The fact that Scooter was Rich's lawyer makes the Clinton condemnation absolutely priceless. I mean, what are the odds of that? Two controversial pardons and the guys are actually linked? It's like Christmas for pundits everywhere!