I reread an article by Simon Jenkins today, and as before, I was pleased to some into contact, albeit one-way, with what appears to be a very rational man. Which is to say – I find myself nodding a lot while reading what Simon writes.
If you’re waiting for a ‘but’, there isn’t one.
I found another very interesting article by Simon called Paradox & Paranoia In The War On Terror – in which he reviews a book called ‘The Politics of Good Intentions’, by David Runciman (not, as PKD fans might note, Runciter…if you don’t know what I mean, forget it – inside joke…) – in any case, I suggest you read the article because it’s very, very sane.
Here’s a tidbit –
“It is what Noam Chomsky calls “Blair’s new military humanism”, in which all means are excusable since intentions were noble. The bomb dropped on a marketplace or a wedding reception was moral because it was meant to fall somewhere else. It would indeed, since the war is just, have been immoral not to have dropped such a weapon. By definition our bombs are good bombs and theirs are not.”