Paradoxes Abound

Neumayr describes people who defend Saddam and oppose Bush as victims of Stockholm Syndrome. I use the same term to describe people who think the way to heal the Church is to jettison even more of the Apostolic Tradition. Yet, paradoxically, the Pope (a custodian of the Tradition) opposes Bush and defends Iraq. Of course, it’s not a perfect paradox since it appear that the Iraqi people, particularly the poor, are the ones the Pope has in mind, not Saddam. But it’s still weird and baffling, particularly since Saddam has killed a great many of the Iraqi people.