July 29, 2006
THE SEATTLE SHOOTINGS and the moral equivalence brigade. Though Josh Marshall claims that he’s being misread here, too. I’ve never seen him as a member of the moral-equivalence crowd, myself. But then, he’s got complaints about my readings of his other stuff, as well, so what do I know . . .
UPDATE: Josh Marshall aside, there’s certainly plenty of moral equivalence out there:
This is the kind of talk one hears around Madison. If the U.S. or Israel does something violent, you speak only in terms of your horror and righteous anger that we have killed people. If our enemies do something violent, you call attention to their understandable frustration and outrage and our role in making them feel that way.