Why is it, if people question whether or not filming Americans in the streets chanting ‘USA!’ and a lot of the coverage of the White House protesters [sic] seemed to be drunken fraternity boys, why this is in some way determined to make you un-American if you don’t support that. You can be happy for the death of the person because he no longer walks the Earth. That he quote-unquote ‘didn’t deserve to live.’
You can also be upset about the fact that he didn’t have due process, that he didn’t get tried, that he wasn’t brought to The Hague for war-crime tribunal. . . .
Many, many people, including now on the Twitter feed say, ‘Now, Rosie, it was illegal for them to fly planes into the Twin Towers.’ I’m fully aware of that. Because other people are capable of criminal acts on our soil doesn’t equate to ‘therefore, we are allowed to do criminal acts on their soil.’
America has always been the beacon of light and hope for the world, right? We’re supposed to be the leader in terms of our morality and our democracy and our fairness, right, so saying the reason that it’s all right for us to do that is ‘look what they did to us,’ well, that does not equate, because you don’t want to become what you loathe. Wasn’t the whole point of this is that we are not monsters?
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