Moral vomit, or, move one space forward and discard justice

Bernd Debusmann recently penned a rather timely and thoughtfully brief Reuters column addressing a possible deal for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to leave the country in exchange for his life. One might dub it an inversion of a well-worn saying: No bad deed goes punished: (Redeemable only by tyrants and solipsistic, culture-crushing Kim il-Sung copycats).

I can remember quite clearly, at my crisp young age of 21, a time when I abhorred that so many dictatorial mass-murderers were given deals in exchange for abdication. Upon “extended soaking,” as the massage parlors crow, Continue reading