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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thomas Friedman, "Why I Am Pro-Life": Ignoring Benghazi

In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Why I Am Pro-Life" (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/why-i-am-pro-life.html?_r=0), Thomas Friedman tells us that he is "pro-life":

"The term 'pro-life' should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. But I will not let that label apply to people for whom sanctity for life begins at conception and ends at birth. What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth. That radical narrowing of our concern for the sanctity of life is leading to terrible distortions in our society."

Respect for the sanctity of life beyond conception? Absolutely, and this is why Friedman's refusal to honor the American heroes who died in Benghazi is repugnant.

But why should we be surprised? Today, The New York Times is also endorsing Obama for re-election (see: "Barack Obama for Re-Election," http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/opinion/sunday/barack-obama-for-president.html?pagewanted=all), yet entirely avoids mention of Benghazi in its editorial, notwithstanding a long-winded description of foreign affairs under Obama. Also no mention of Obama's inane escalation of the war in Afghanistan, which has cost the lives of 2,000 forgotten American soldiers and which is consuming $6 billion every month.

Disgraceful.

1 comment:

  1. The Friedman piece was a real doozie.

    http://wellspentjourney.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/possibly-the-worst-new-york-times-op-ed-in-the-history-of-new-york-times-op-eds/

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