Friday, February 13, 2004

On the Subject of Hypocrisy

There was a story on Morning Edition today about the apparently succesful cloning of a human embryo in South Korea. The story included the following comment (any transcription errors are mine):

[Senator] Brownback [R-KS] says he's disappointed by the news from South Korea, and he is sorry the South Korean scientists proceeded before the world opinion has had a chance to reach a consensus.

Brownback's insistence on a sovereign nation's need to wait for world opinion to catch up with it seems to be a new development, however.