January 5, 2009

Comments? Comparison?

"His primary achievement has been in confusing the public mind, as between the internal and the external threats of Communism. We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. [...] We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad, and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his. He didn't create this situation of fear; he merely exploited it -- and rather successfully."

Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954


MiniKat said...

Taken out of historical context it sounds as if he could be talking about the current lame duck administration.

As far as defending freedom goes, do you have any postulates as to why this country, or the UN for that matter, has not stepped up to "re-leash the proverbial pit bull" in Gaza?

Rogue Medic said...


I think it might be more appropriate for the current Lame Vice Duck.

Aaron Marks said...


To which party would you assign the title "proverbial pit bull"?

methinks it is applicable to both.