"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, April 05, 2007

British Dishonor

I do not, to put it gently, often find myself in agreement with John Derbyshire over there in NR-land. But he's completely right on the question of whether the just-released British sailors dishonored themselves. Even if they had been tortured or coerced into giving confessions or making statements, there was no excuse for giving the cameras smiles and exuding a joviality that made it look like they'd just been on holiday or something. Given that the Brits have been our only reliable military ally over the past couple of decades, this doesn't suggest much optimism about how much use they'll be in the future.

1 comment:

Jay D. Homnick said...

Yup, they were in Iran's territorial waters: the muddy waters of calumny, hyperbole and self-service.