Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Quiet Americans

"He was as incapable of imagining pain or danger to himself as he was incapable of conceiving the pain he might cause others."
-- Graham Greene, "The Quiet American"

I have never been able to read that line without thinking of President George W. Bush and the many well-intentioned Americans who support him. Greene understood the terrible danger of naive good will. I pointed this out before the Iraq invasion, in the hope it might make a difference. Vain hope. - CD

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