April 27, 2003

ISN'T THAT STRANGE? (via <~text text="H. D. Miller">

-QUESTIONS: Tom Wolfe: Following his participation in the TimesTalks series on March 8, the author answered NYTimes.com readers' questions. (NY Times, April 24, 2003)
Q. Sir, what do you think about the war in Iraq? Is it a justified war?

A. I have trusted all American presidents in my lifetime (starting with Roosevelt) not to send men into battle for cynical or meretricious reasons. Whether this war is justified or not will be, in my mind, a matter of its practical results.

Perhaps it's just a function of the excessive patriotism of conservatives, but, even though some of the most loathsome men ever to be president (JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton) have served in the past forty years, I'd have to agree with Mr. Wolfe. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 27, 2003 12:56 PM
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