Ploy? Perhaps highlight. We're just divided on the issue.
Ploy? Perhaps highlight. We’re just divided on the issue.
As long ago as the aftermath of WWI there was strong enough opposition to the use of gas and other WMD that the world could at least take reliable diplomatic steps to stop it. It was a MORAL issue.
The only morality left in play today is tit for tat across the ideological divide. If it was OK that Clinton was a womanizer then later on it was OK that Herman Cain was a womanizer. The NY Times said Bush wiretapped illegally and we say Obama did. If Bush lied about WMD then Obama lied about WMD. And so it goes.
Our “morality” draws upon the last accusation we faced, and our virtuous “right” to turn it around on our opponents. Never mind that the planet might end up a nuked ruin in the process. As long as we are “right.”