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Saturday, March 01, 2003

In the spirit of "Me too punditry"...

... let me be the last in the world of blogging to link to the resignation letter of John Brady Kiesling from the United States diplomatic service, because he no longer believes he can in good conscience advocate American foreign policy. This is an excellent example of why Carolyn Parrish's frustrated outburst was so incorrect. There are many, many Americans of honour and decency who are not simply in the business of sticking a thumb in the eye of world opinion and the rule of law at every available opportunity. We can't paint them all with the brush of the current Presidential administration.

I'm pleased to read the optimistic final note of the letter: I have confidence that our democratic process is ultimately self-correcting... I hope for all of our sakes that you're correct, Mr. Kiesling.

But the war machine rolls on.

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