Bill Moyers corrects the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League

January 18, 2009 | By | Reply More

This webpage from Bill Moyers’ Journal features a highly charged written exchange between journalist Bill Moyers and Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League on the topic of Israel’s recent military incursion into Gaza.   This exchange is a good illustration on how to handle the rhetorical tactics employed by those who think it’s OK to kill multitudes of innocent civilians in the name of anything at all.

As I’ve argued before, the justifications for killing civilians in Gaza are no less reprehensible in my mind than are the U.S. “justifications” for killing multitudes of civilians in Iraq.   And it is fair game to question these killings.  Raising such questions is not racism (in the case of Gaza) and not lack of patriotism (in the case of Iraq).  I’m glad to see (though not at all surprised) that Moyers got it perfectly right.

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Category: Good and Evil, Military, The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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