Betty Williams watched British troops shoot an Irish Republican Army soldier as he drove past in his car. Mortally wounded, the IRA driver’s car veered into a group of children, killing two instantly, and permanently maiming a third. Galvanzied against any continued violence, Williams motivated tens of thousands of Catholic and Protestant women to march against the war. For this she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 30-years ago.
Yesterday Ms. Williams told a group of schoolchildren that she "could just kill" President George W. Bush because of policies she believes have led to the deaths of millions of children in the Middle East.
Careful, Bett, you’ll void the warranty on that Nobel medallion.
As we quoted Eric Hoffer this morning, “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life."