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Old 08-09-2010, 12:26 PM
stephanie stephanie is offline
 
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Default Re: A Modest Accomplishment (Mark Schmitt & Rich Lowry)

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Originally Posted by brucds View Post
(And the point noted here and elsewhere that these ravers are doing EXACTLY what bin Laden, et. al. would like them to do in response to moderate Muslims, including American citizens, can't be over-emphasized. Fits precisely the "Worse than a crime, it's a blunder!" category of knee-jerk and/or politically opportunistic stupidity. Palin, Giulianni, Gingrich, Foxman, Lowry, Pinkerton, et. al. should be condemned for their assault on core values of the "real America." Wretched crowd... )
I think it's good to point out the extent to which a lot of these people are contradicting core American values (something Pinkerton seems to acknowledge and take pride in, with his "and I don't see the point of letting the Nazis march either" response).

However, I don't agree that they should be quiet because otherwise bin Laden might use their comments against us. Our core values include speech of all sorts being free, and the response being more speech. That Pinkerton's comments could be used by bin Laden isn't any more relevant than his supposed fear that the existence of the Cultural Center could be seen as a victory by bin Laden. There's always going to be something that can be taken out of context and used by people with goals and values contrary to ours.
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