The Corner on National Review Online

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The Corner on National Review Online: "And as for the second point, as someone who believes Communism really was as bad and dangerous as we conservatives said it was, I don't think I was being hypocritical at all. I think Pinochet was an S.O.B. as I said. I do think he is accountable for real crimes. But if we're going to compare the two, I think the case for Pinochet over Castro is a no-brainer, both as an instrument of foreign policy and as a moral choice between the two (and, if you take a look, you'll see the editors of the Washington Post agree with me). Both are bad choices, but one — on myriad levels, pragmatic and moral — is far worse than the other. Making meaningful distinctions is not hypocrisy, it's called 'thinking.'"