"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
America Abroad: What About the Children?
Ivan Eland reminds us that "the arrogance of simply ignoring the rule of law in foreign countries is a rich American tradition, practiced by the U.S. government as well as missionaries" — American Arrogance Overseas Should End.
"What justification has been provided by the government of the United States for its decision to kill these five children?" asks Robert Naiman — Team America Kills Five Kids in Marja. "The U.S. government did not decide to kill these particular children; it only decided to kill some Afghan civilians, chosen randomly from Marja's civilian population, when it decided to launch its military assault."