. . . Monday April 12, 2004

Jonathan Alter: “The president and his team continue to confuse morality with moral certainty; they confuse the essential rightness of fighting terrorism around the world with the morally neutral matter of whether they know the best way to do it. Morality could understandably lead to Bush’s Wilsonian drive to reshape Iraq; moral certainty is when anything can be said or done to achieve that end and win the election … Uncertainty is the only certainty now – in politics and terror.”


Concentration is important!