Profiles In Courage

From the Blogosphere, two profiles in courage. One from a stratum of society that may still hold with the values of personal courage and duty regardless of cost, The other from a stratum that holds with the values of the post modern, morally relativistic world that confuses venality with principle.

Quotes:

He’ll be a huge target for Al Qaeda Iraq, and he knows it. The thought
of Harry, abandoning his life of incredible luxury, to stand up and
defend the crown gives me goosebumps. That’s leadership, folks. There’s
simply no other word to describe it.

And:

Mr. Murtha said he would attach language to a war funding bill that
would prohibit the redeployment of units that have been at home for
less than a year, stop the extension of tours beyond 12 months, and
prohibit units from shipping out if they do not train with all of their
equipment. His aim, he made clear, is not to improve readiness but to
“stop the surge.” So why not straightforwardly strip the money out of
the appropriations bill — an action Congress is clearly empowered to
take — rather than try to micromanage the Army in a way that may be
unconstitutional? Because, Mr. Murtha said, it will deflect accusations
that he is trying to do what he is trying to do. “What we are saying
will be very hard to find fault with,” he said.

Sic Transit Gloria.

H/T: Neptunus Lex

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One thought on “Profiles In Courage

  1. ben

    Hey agricola,

    These are both excellent links – particularly the second. I didn’t entirely agree with “democratic self-doubt” thesis, but I agreed with a lot of it. I also agreed with much of what it said on Iraq – as we’ve discussed on Xark, I loathe how the administration got us into the war and conducted it, but I have major, major concerns about just pulling out. Of course, I don’t know what we should do, either.

    In any case, I will again check out Neptunus Lex. Thanks for the intro.

    Reply

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