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Friday, July 26, 2002
Bill Herbert disagrees with the column by Ben Shapiro that I responded to in "What was it Malcolm X said?" To be specific, and to Herbert's credit he disagrees with Shapiro's assertion, in Herbert's words, "that we should arrogantly place a higher value on an American soldier’s life than on an Afghan mother-of-seven’s."
But don't take this all that seriously. If Herbert actually believe that in practice then how could he stand up for the war on terror, which by any reasonable measured is based on the premise that the lives of Americans are wroth more than those of people who live elsewhere. And if Herbert or anyone else disputes this point, I have to say, "I am glad you now recognize the right of Iraq to retaliate against the government of the United States which bears the responsiblity for killing what is likely millions of Iraqis."