Monday, July 25, 2005

License to Kill the Innocent

Regrets, but No Apology, in London Subway Shooting - New York Times:
" 'We are living in unique times of unique evil, at war with an enemy of unspeakable brutality, and I have no doubt that now, more than ever, the principle is right despite the chance, tragically, of error,' Lord Stevens said in the opinion article on Sunday."

There is not much particularly unique about our times. All enemies have been demonized in history to justify policies of aggression against them. When these policies start justifiying the killing of the innocent-among them as among us-, we are way pass beyond the legitimate excercise of government authority.

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