Saturday, February 01, 2003

There is a Reuters' story out there quoting some Iraqis as saying that the Columbia disaster was god's vengence on America. Naturally many are outraged by those comments. I don't like them any better then anyone else. However... Consider this: if our country was under imminent threat of obliteration by a superior power and that power was to suddenly lose one of the shining symbols of its greatness, wouldn't we feel like cheering as well? Note: this is NOT an attempt to draw "moral equivalence" between America and Iraq. It is an attempt to say that every country is made up of human beings who react to situations in very human, if not always very moral, ways. Be outraged at their comments. But don't be surprised. And don't think that they are an indication of some inferiority on their part.

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