I've grown weary of people who express some element of common sense or decency and then follow it immediately with a mitigating "but," whether the intent and words are explicit or implicit, courtesy of like-minded media. Future posts of this nature will only feature the quote itself to save time. You may infer my distaste and disgust without further commentary.
Cherie Blair, barrister wife of the British prime minister, lectured on the need to respect human rights in counter-terrorism on Tuesday, four days after UK police shot dead a man mistaken for a bomber. Blair, an expert in human rights law, said in a law lecture in Malaysia that she did not want to make light of this month's horrific bomb blasts in London, and the difficult and dangerous task carried out by British police and intelligence services. But she added: "At the same time, it is all too easy for us to respond to such terror in a way which undermines commitment to our most deeply held values and convictions and which cheapens our right to call ourselves a civilised nation.
Maybe I should start a whole new blog for this one.