Wretchard then goes on to detail about a someone who was tasked with the murder of a Marcos (i.e. Ferdinand Marcos from the Philippines) informer. The informer was killed before the assassin could carry out his deed and was thankful for it. He then asks is proper is it okay to have another to do your own dirty work? He phrases it along these lines. If Tom Fox knew of a car bomber headed for a school bus of children, would Tom Fox have used violence to save the school children, would Tom Fox have condemned a US Soldier who used violence to save the school children?
The commentary section is even more interesting. Wretchard is normally a level headed writer, but the distinct feeling of rage comes across in his commentary. Most interesting is this comment from Wretchard:
Civilization, if it has any purpose, to protect the silly and the weak in spite of themselves. The kids, retards, old, infirm and the pacifists. None should die before the wolves while civilization stands. We no longer leave grandma on the trail with a bottle of whisky and a razor when she gets too old to walk. From that point of view no innocent man deserves to die. But Tom Fox's killers certainly do.
His killers will do so again and again and again. They will not attack the coalition soldiers instead they will hunt out the defenseless.
Quite a bit of condescension is dripped on the bumper-sticker pacifist, they live a cheap existance in comparison to Mr. Fox. God rest the soul of Tom Fox, he has found his cherished peace.