Saturday, November 12, 2005

Moral Bankruptcy at Trinity College

On November 3rd, the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, debated the notion that "[t]his house believes that George W. Bush is a danger to world stability." The resolution passed, of course. Cliff May of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies was there as one of the few voices of common sense, pointing out that it was "stability" that allowed al Qaeda to plot the 9/11 atrocities undisturbed, and Saddam Hussein to murder up to 1,000,000 of his own people. Mr. May tells the entire depressing story in this column.

In case you think that Mr. May was perhaps overstating things, I refer you to the University Philosophical Society's November 10 debate topic:

"This house believes that 9/11 was a legitimate form of resistance of American pressure to the Islamic world."

Of course, the notions that the Bush Administration's foreign policy might be a "legitimate form of resistance" to the pressure of militant Islamism, or that it is the latter that poses a "danger to world stability", are clearly far too outlandish to be taken seriously by such an august body.


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