those are somebody’s kids too…

i watched a west wing episode last night that had a rather poignant moment. i promise this blog isn’t turning into something political, but i wanted to share it. the discussion is taking place concerning sending troops to prevent genocide in a small african country.

c.j.
Stand by while atrocities are taking place, and you’re an accomplice.

toby
I’m not indifferent to that, but knuckleheaded self-destruction is never going to burn itself out. You really want to send your kids across the street into the fire?

c.j.
Want to? No. Should I? Yes!

toby
Why? And don’t give me a lefty answer.

c.j.
A lefty answer is all I’ve got.

toby
Why are you sending your kids across the street?

c.j.
Because those are somebody’s kids too.

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