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Monday, August 13, 2007

Simple truths

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 6:22 AM

Brummett, who attended Bill Clinton's lecture last week, writes that the message seemed almost stupidly cliched at times. People we help love us more than people we bomb. But consider the current president and how little he considers what Clinton had to say:

If we kept such a simple principle in mind, it might help us avoid next time the kind of foreign policy and military mistake we seem to have started repeating.

Pleading that we stress our almost complete commonality rather than our microscopically marginal difference - that may not accomplish a great deal to repair George W. Bush's mess in Iraq or make Israel's lot easier or replace fanaticism and terrorism with tranquility.

Yes, simple truth has been rendered naively impractical by the simple lies of our diseased world. But that's no reason to stop telling the simple truth. You might say it's all the more reason to keep telling it, and to cling to it.

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