Sunday, May 01, 2011

Quote of the Day

Sad. Confused. Embarrassed. Obama's words are such a denial of truth and a distortion of history. That we gloat and celebrate so publicly only evidences our readiness to persevere in our patriotic lies about our national "innocence." I have NO love for Al-Qaida, but we fool ourselves if we think our national aspirations, our way of life, our globalized interests, do not drip with at least as much innocent blood.

– David Weiss
"Lady Liberty in the Foreground"
To the Tune of a Welcoming God
May 1, 2011

Related Off-site Links:
Osama Bin Laden Dead, U.S. Official Says
– Helene Cooper (New York Times, May 1, 2011).
Obama Announces Osama Bin Laden Killed by U.S.
– Michael A. Memoli and Michael Muskal (Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2011).
Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden Dead BBC World News (May 2, 2011).
Bin Laden Buried at Sea – Matt Apuzzo (Associated Press, May 2, 2011).
After Osama Bin Laden . . . – Nicholas D. Kristof (New York Times, May 2, 2011).
Death of Bin Laden: Not a Time to Celebrate – John D. Caputo (Dating God: Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century, May 1, 2011).
The Psychology of Revenge: Why We Should Stop Celebrating Osama Bin Laden's Death – Pamela Gerloff (The Huffington Post, May 2, 2011).

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