You know why? Because they are undemocratic, stagnating cultures led by tyrants who drink daily from a heady cocktail of brutality (and) corruption I am so fed up with the criticism that it is arrogant to express such opinions. Fine. Its arrogant. I plead guilty. That doesnt mean its not true, does it?
Goldberg goes on to say that the same people who complain about the Florida vote in the last election have nothing to say about countries that execute opponents. In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for five guys to stand on a street corner and talk about politics.
Enough moral equivalence, he says. Theyre killing our men in Afghanistan and some among us are worried about their well-fed prisoners in Guantanomo who even get the clerics of their choice.
Its nice to have a little perspective, isnt it? Im Cal Thomas in Washington.