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Friday, August 11, 2006

 
Today's Faulty Moral Equivalence

From Hot Air (link via the Rottweiler):

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: But, here we have maybe 24 people who have lived in London and England and the free world for all these years that become citizens, subjects of the Crown, and yet, after having gotten to know us, they want to kill themselves to hurt us. Isn't that an even deeper conundrum here than the chemicals being used in these attacks.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: And that, Chris, that last aspect, the willingness to take one's own life. I always tell people there are guys on our team like that, too. They're called Army Rangers and Navy Seals and the Special Forces folks and the first responders on 9/11 who went into those buildings knowing, by the way, they weren't going to come out. So we have players like that on our team.

Note to Williams: American soldiers and first responders risk their own lives to save others. They don't take their own lives, except in those rare circumstances (such as falling on a grenade) when rescue means certain death. People who kill themselves in order to kill others are a different breed.




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