Further Ruminations On Responsibility
Right wingers have made the arguments to me, that because they didn't depose Saddam, Iraq children deserve to have their limbs blown off by cluster bombs or to be burned to death by phosgene.
On now liberals on Automatic Earth are making the same arguments about how we are all war criminals, because our leaders are. And so it follows, that our children deserve to be slaughtered and burned alive.
Sorry, no matter how you couch it or how many double standards you believe in, I don't buy it. I do not believe that this is a moral or ethical way to view ourselves or others.