Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, February 06, 2004

Faith-Based Face-to-Face

Thanks to Melanie for passing on the link to Confronting the Theocracy of Evil, an AlterNet article by Scott Ritter. Ritter details a conversation he'd had with the British Chair of the Select Committee on Defense, Bruce George. Quoth George, "We also know that Saddam intended to get these weapons in defiance of the UN, and for that reason he had to be removed." "How do you know this?" Ritter asked. "On what basis can you back this up?" "Because," George said, with a smile, "Saddam is evil." End of discussion. Very, very creepy. Observes Ritter, "The pervasiveness in America today of the 'theocracy of evil' has led to a widespread 'ends justify the means' mentality that may prove fatal to a democratic institution founded on the principle of the rule of law." Read the whole article. Update: Smartass Kim questions Evil Fruit. Heh, I used to do the same kind of thing in yeshiva...