The liberal defense of murder

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole — who I interviewed for public radio back when U.S. presidents unilaterally starting wars was still considered a bad thing — reacts to reports that NATO bombs may have killed Muammar Qaddafi’s youngest son and three of his grandchildren:

“If you hang around in a charnel house, you could end up being cremated.”


Update: More high-minded, sophisticated commentary from Juan Cole.

(Headline borrowed from Richard Seymour)

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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5 Responses to The liberal defense of murder

  1. Professor Cole has stumbled badly of late. I no longer can regard him as an unbiased observer. Pity.He'll be missed.Robert MagillSarasota, FL

  2. Jack Crow says:

    A short, sweet definition of liberal: a good German, but one who is smugly sure of his own enlightenment.

  3. Bud says:

    Cole has edited out that line.

  4. jcapan says:

    Some serious partisan contortionism ain't it. And though he edited it out, he seems unapologetic about the sentiment.

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