Monday, September 18, 2006

"Head-in-the-Sand Liberals"

Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason, is a bona fide liberal: "I'd like to see taxes raised on the wealthy, drugs decriminalized and homosexuals free to marry. I also think that the Bush administration deserves most of the criticism it has received in the last six years — especially with respect to its waging of the war in Iraq, its scuttling of science and its fiscal irresponsibility." Which makes his comments about liberalism and radical Islam all the more pertinent: "Unless liberals realize that there are tens of millions of people in the Muslim world who are far scarier than Dick Cheney, they will be unable to protect civilization from its genuine enemies. "

Read the whole thing.