Monday, April 20, 2009

See No Evil

The Conservatist punditocracy seems to prefer ignorance of its nation's methods so long as they produce the desired results. Peggy Noonan's quote is especially priceless in this regard:
"Some things in life need to be mysterious," said Noonan, adding, "Sometimes you need to just keep walking."

She also added:

"It's hard for me to look at a great nation issuing these documents and sending them out to the world and thinking, oh, much good will come of that."
This equivalence of anti-terror efforts with some sort of sausagemaking is remarkable. By that logic, any questionable action taken by the government should be acceptable so long as it's kept secret. Noonan's been especially good at honouring that concept.

Apparently, Noonan's morals are only as strong as the peace in which they're practised.

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