Friday, October 17, 2003

Moral midgets, Jim Jeffords, and the great Iraqi Freak-Out

With this post Matthew at Fearful Symmetry jiggered something in my noggin: the Democrats who voted against the Iraqi supplemental bill (like Senator Splunge) have argued that we need to “internationalize” the re-construction of Iraq so that the world can share the burden.

But wait a second: this crowd is the first to demand that the “rich” pay their “fair share” when it comes to tax policies in America. Using that logic, won’t the other countries in the world simply look at the United States – by far the largest economic superpower on the planet – and say: “You’re rich. You pay to rebuild Iraq.”

Maybe Ted Kennedy can explain to me why this isn’t in conflict with the Democrats’ policy of class warfare and moral vanity.

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