>There is no black & white here. But I thought this author> seemed as
willing as anyone to use sensationalism in his media piece on the> media.
I agree, Frank, but his views were interesting.
Re: the pharmaceutical plant, we may never know if it manufactured
biological weapons, but it is useful to recognize the immediate, and later,
toll on innocent civilians. It reminded me of the awful (in every aspect of
that word) decision that the President made to shoot down the plane that
crashed in Pennsylvania if it had ventured closer to Washington. We can all
see the necessity of the action, but that does not make it any the less
terrible and haunting.
I am not against military action, but I would wish that each General and
each soldier could understand, and feel, the terrible and personal toll that
they are capable of exacting on people much like themselves. Perhaps then
they would weigh their decisions more carefully and feel pain in their own
hearts when it becomes necessary to strike.
It is the blocking off of that knowledge that allows people, like the
hijackers, to act the way they do. We need to change the way we think about
life. It is too easy to distance oneself.