Sally Quinn’s morality play
I did something today that is out of character for me. I read Sally Quinn’s WaPo column. Ms Quinn had a lot to say about herself, and a little bit to say about our Bravest in harm’s way.
And while it was refreshing to actually read something written by a liberal that wasn’t breathlessly hysterical or laced with vulgarities, Ms. Quinn did us a great favor by exposing the great void of analytical thought passing through the liberal prism of morality without morals and thought without thinking — an emotionally based reaction to a situation that doesn’t respond to intimidation, distortion, or white guilt.
We have three choices here. All three are immoral. We can keep the status quo and gradually pull out; we can surge; or we can pull out now. When I think about those young soldiers on that plane coming back from Japan years ago, I believe pulling out now is the least immoral choice.
First, there are many more choices that the three which Ms. Quinn uses to frame her Kibuki theatre. And, I agree that following the Soros left and pulling out immediately is certainly immoral, cowardly as well. Also, following the ISG report to gradually pull out and cede regional authority to Iran and Syria is equally disgusting and immoral.
The third option, however, is one that seems to frighten the leftists even more than global warming, if that’s possible: victory. And, victory is neither undesirable nor immoral.
And, if anything, that is the lesson of Korea and Viet Nam as well.