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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
What sort of dysfunctional moral compass must one have to make such a comparison?
It's one thing for someone like Michael Moore to utter garbage like this at the film festival in Cannes. It's something altogether different for one of the country's highest elected officials to speak these words in the well of the United States Senate...
Kennedy's remarks yesterday, however, were not only the acme of rank partisanship but crossed a line that truly disgraced the Senate as well as the Senator.
Kennedy is now using the scandal at Abu Ghraib to work openly and actively against U.S. policy and U.S. interests in Iraq. By his own words, Kennedy is trying to "shame" America before the world, and in doing so he is emboldening our enemies and endangering our soldiers.
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country: How about selling it out for petty partisan advantage, for starters, while supplying pull quotes to al Jazeera and who knows what inspiration to the fedayeen?
Hey, Teddy: How about launching an investigation into these photos?