Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Quote of the Day #2

If it is true that moral pretensions at restraint are the ultimate brakes on the murderous Western way of war, it is also accurate to suggest that such ethical restrictions erode considerably when the enemy employs suicide bombers.

--Victor Davis Hanson, Ripples of Battle, p. 46

Hanson is specifically discussing the Japanese Kamikaze and other suicide attacks during the Battle of Okinawa, but he is also discussing how suicide attacks effect us generally.


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