'Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence'
Multiple conflicting reactions to Mitt's refusal
to provide ex-Iranian President Mohammad Khatami with state security
when he arrives at Harvard: A.) There goes Mitt again, scoring a perfect '10' on the pandering front. B.) There's something nonetheless admirable to sticking it to a school that has no sense of class when it comes to the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. C.) I thought Khatami was a moderate in the Mikhail Gorbachev mold. But now I read he's just a fake moderate in the old Yuri Andropov mold. I'm all confused. D.) Stephen Lynch probably has it right: The invitation shouldn't have been issued but let's get the guy in and out of Boston without incident. ...Update
- 9.07.06 -- Sean Hannity last night was praising Mitt's decision. Enough said. ... Notice how most of the Usual Cheerleading Suspects are pounding the war drums on Iran? The same tough-guy tone. The same tough-guy certainty. The same tough-guy arguments. The same bashing of anyone not perceived as being as tough as the mighty Realist Realists. ...