"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. "
- George Orwell
"If patriotism is "the last refuge of a scoundrel," it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether."
- Ralph B. Perry
From CNN's Paul Begala via the Huffington Post, the best on the subject yet.
Mr. Cheney, You Did Not Keep Us Safe