I’ve read similar sentiments before, but is this what passes for “war on terror” ideology these days?
One doesn’t want to be accused of inhuman callousness; but I am willing to confess, and believe I speak for a lot of THWTHs [To-Hell-With-Them-Hawks] (and a lot of other Americans, too) that the spectacle of Middle Eastern Muslims slaughtering each other is one that I find I can contemplate with calm composure.
So writes National Review Online columnist John Derbyshire. I fear that many pro-war supporters share these sentiments. After all, they’re only Muslims.
It is these kind of statements that brings the fall of the US empire closer by the day. Imperial arrogance has a convenient habit of self-destruction.