June 11, 2006

Two quotes...

...Hopefulness, mind you, not optimism. Optimism is a matter of optics, of seeing what you want to see and not seeing what you don't want to see. Hope, one the other hand, is a Christian virtue. It is the unblinking acknowledgment of all that militates against hope, and the unrelenting refusal to despair. We have not the right to despair, and, finally, we have not the reason to despair....
--Richard John Neuhaus, introduction to The Best of the Public Square, Book 2.


Those who equate Haditha with My Lai, and Iraq with Vietnam, would do well to remember the last time we gave peace a chance. For millions of innocents, it was the peace of the grave....
-- Investor’s Business Daily editorial. (Thanks to Tim)
Posted by John Weidner at June 11, 2006 9:55 AM
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