There's a quote by a Matthew Sellitto, father of a victim:
"The terrorists were wrong, but the people who aided and abetted and allowed them to do this are more wrong."
Waaaaiiiit a second. How's that again? So the people who actually perpetrated the crime are somehow less evil than those who contributed to their actions? I'm not sure I follow there at all. Of course, these types of statements are made in the heat of the moment, I suppose, so we shouldn't try to analyze them with much scrutiny.
But hey, I'm all for the plaintiffs getting as much money as possible from these bottomfeeding hatemongers, whom we routinely call "friends" and "strategic partners," etc. I think the Libyan government had to pay up when that Pan Am flight was taken down by terrorists in the 80's. If it can be proven beyond a doubt that these supposedly charitable organizations were involved in the killing of thousands of innocent people, I say clean 'em out of all they're worth. On the other hand, we really have to be careful not to overstep the bounds of justice, and cast aspersions at anyone or any group that had no hand in last year's atrocity.
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