Monday, August 23, 2010

Bravo, Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett on opposition to the so-called “Ground Zero mosque”:

Our goal in at least one of our Middle East wars is to rebuild a government in our own image — with democracy for all. Instead, we are rebuilding ourselves in the image of those who detest us. I hate to see my country — and it’s a hell of a good one — endorse what we purport to hate, besmirching what distinguishes us from countries where persecution rules.

Real Americans, Please Stand Up (New York Times)

comments: 4

Daughter Number Three said...

An excellent piece of writing. (I chose the same quote to post on Facebook.)

Michael Leddy said...

As my son would say, “Cool.” :)

Other Elaine said...

Referencing the post immediately before this one: wouldn't it be nice to have Mr. Rogers and Peter Jennings back for a day (just in case the screamers might listen)?

Michael Leddy said...

As much as I’d like to, I can’t imagine it. We seem to be in a world in which truth stands free of any relation to facts.