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The Right Thing to Do

Michael Graham is right. If it’s “the right thing to do” to save Darfur, why is it suddenly the wrong thing to do if the Russian guy declines to stick his hand up at the Security Council?

This is poseur moralism, the kind of limp-wristed passivity that finds Obama referring earlier to “the tragedy of 9/11″. A tsunami is a tragedy, a terrorist attack that kills thousands of people is an act of war – and a president ought to understand the difference.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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