When 'Merchants of Death' Seems Too Mild


During a visit to Israel this week, The Jerusalem Post reports, American Cancer Society President John Seffrin declared that "all those involved in the production and marketing of tobacco products are 'terrorists.' " Even the guy behind the counter at the convenience store? I suppose cigarette makers and sellers would be just like terrorists, if terrorists asked their victims for permission before they placed their bombs, if the bombs took 40 years or so to go off, if only one out of three of them exploded at all, and if in the meantime the victims enjoyed having the bombs around so much that they were willing to pay for the privilege.

[Thanks to Brad Rodu for the link.]