Imperfect Freedom Better than Living under Tyranny

(Seattle Times) Michael Kelly - I understand why some dislike the idea, and fear the ramifications of, America as a liberator. But I cannot see why they do not see that anything is better than life with your face under the boot. And that any rescue of a people under the boot (be they Afghans, Kuwaitis, or Iraqis) is something desperately to be desired. Even if the rescue is less than perfectly realized. Even if the rescuer is a great, overmuscled, bossy, selfish oaf. Or would you, for yourself, choose the boot?

2003-02-27 00:00:00

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