Monday, June 06, 2005

Enough Grovelling

Says one of my favorite pundits, Charles Krauthammer. In this article he correctly assesses that it's time to get over Koran mea culpas as well as expose the the left's double standard:

Even greater hypocrisy is to be found here at home. Civil libertarians, who have been dogged in making sure that FBI-collected Guantanamo allegations are released to the world, seem exquisitely sensitive to mistreatment of the Koran. A rather selective scrupulousness. When an American puts a crucifix in a jar of urine and places it in a museum, civil libertarians rise immediately to defend it as free speech. And when someone makes a painting of the Virgin Mary, smears it with elephant dung and adorns it with porn, not only is that free speech, it is art -- deserving of taxpayer funding and an ACLU brief supporting the Brooklyn Museum when the mayor freezes its taxpayer subsidy.

Amen to that, Mr. Krauthammer, who is always the voice of reason and good judgment.