An American general in Vietnam famously said, “We had to destroy the village to save it.” This has become the definitive expression of the macabre futility of war. Last week, we destroyed an entire city in order to save it (progress!), but our capacity to find that sort of thing ironic seems to have become shriveled and harmless.
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I wonder why conservatives use this rationale only for military pursuits, but dismiss it when liberals use the same to support stem cell research.
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