Andrew Sullivan has discovered a new force in the universe. Those who commit acts of aggression are most certainly victims rather than criminals. In fact, Andrew is onto something very big here!!
It is actually more than excusing Iran for kidnapping British sailors against the Geneva Conventions because of the “Bush-Cheney torture regime.” No, in fact, Sully’s comparison can be taken to a more fundamental level. Everyone who does something wrong obviously has no ill intent of their own — they were just driven to extremes by examples they’ve seen in modern society. Let’s call it the “Sully Theorum.”
So the first test of the Sully Theorum is obviously this story from Germany:
Desperate mothers are being urged to drop their unwanted babies through hatches at hospitals in Germany in an effort to halt a spate of infanticides that has shocked the country.
At least 23 babies have been killed so far this year, many of them beaten to death or strangled by their mothers before being dumped on wasteland and in dustbins.
Police investigating the murders are at a loss to explain the sudden surge in such cases, which have involved mothers of all ages all over the country.