Monday, February 11, 2008

Rep. Tom Lantos, 1928-2008

Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) has died, losing his battle to cancer. Lantos was a staunch defender of human rights, and by all accounts a decent man, so I'm sure, and it's amazing this even has to be said, that regardless of one's politics, all will respect his service, and send condolences to his family. RIP.


Roland Dodds said...

I know that it’s a bit unfair to cherry pick comments from popular sites, but everyone should really see the vile stuff being written about this man at the Huffington Post. For a man who has been a staunch lefty and liberal all his life, you would think they would show some love for the man. Some do, but many don’t.

Here is just one classy piece: “This zionist and Iraq warmonger will not be missed. He always put Israel's interests above the interests of America.
So he survived the holocaust. So what? It doesn't make him more intelligent or more moral than anyone else.”

Rafique Tucker said...

Regrettably, this sort of garbage increasingly finds safe harbor on the Huff and Puff. I know that it's in the comments and not so much the main bloggers over there, but someone needs to speak up over there about this.