Monday, March 19, 2007

Thompson on Gandhi

TIA Daily pointed out this piece by Fred Thompson on Gandhi and the peace movement.
During World War II, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis. Later, when the extent of the holocaust was known, he criticized Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives as they did in Warsaw and Treblinka. “The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife,” he said. “They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs.” “Collective suicide,” he told his biographer, “would have been heroism.”
Senator Thompson is right and Gandhi was wrong. Collective suicide is not heroism.

UPDATE: Senator Thompson on the Iranian reaction to 300. He's looking more and more like Presidential timber.

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