George W. Bush vetoed a measure on stem cell research. now, i do not wish to take any position in favour of or against stem cell research, but what i would like to focus on for a second is the rhetoric Mr Bush used. he said that "Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical," and that the US is "a nation founded on the principle that all human life is sacred." (i quote from today's The New York Times)
destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is exactly what waging wars means (unless of course you're doing it not to save human lives but rather for some other, more obscure reason). and is there any Iraqi citizen out there who can still believe that the US is indeed a nation regarding all human life as sacred?
i guess all human lives are equal, but some human lives are more equal than others.