Thursday, December 30, 2004

Quotable

Andrew Sullivan has up his most indefensible quotes of the year. Here is just one.
"My mental state these past few days: 1. The Abu Ghraib "scandal": Good. Kick one for me. But bad discipline in the military (taking the pictures, I mean). Let's have a couple of courts martial for appearance's sake. Maximum sentence: 30 days CB." - John Derbyshire, May 9, rejoicing in the torturing and murder of Iraqi prisoners.
What is so telling about this quote is that Derbyshire admits that these thoughts had been gelling for a few days before he published them to the world. And has far as I know, he never expressed any regret.