Boys will be boys
As the New York Daily News tells us, we have a couple of third graders running for president.
As for more serious matters, the ultra-liberal Counterpunch is brave enough to say that the terrorists don't hate us because of what we are but because of what we do. In the days following Sept. 11, anyone who tried to suggest that there may be reasons why radical Islamists hate us were immediately shouted down as being anti-American. But an explanation isn't the same as an excuse. At the end of the day we may decide our foreign policy, and in particular our Middle Eastern policy, is perfectly justified, despite the wrath we may incur. But let's at least have that discussion.