Double Standards — A Correction

In the blog I posted on double standards being used to assess the job-worthiness of Alberto Gonzales, on the one hand, and Janet Reno, on the other, I said that the assault on the Branch Davidian compound during Ms. Reno’s tenure resulted in 58 deaths. That is incorrect. According to Wikpedia and other sources, it resulted in 82 deaths. At least 17 of those killed were children.

I apologize for the error. I am relieved, however, that the correct figure does not muddle, but instead re-inforces, the point of the story.

2007-05-24T12:50:58+00:00Categories: OPED|Tags: |