No Pasarn! blogs The triumph of morality and hope over fear and despotism has never been fully understood by the post-Vietnam American left, and it is strange the American left can't stand alongside popular protests unless they're anti-American.
On a related note, Andrew Sullivan blasts JP II for not standing up against another moral outrage. I'm not Catholic but supported the Chruch financially for ten years and drove my kids back and forth from CCD classes. That entitles me to make one criticism: the Church needs a dose of Democratic governance. Too the extent the JP II impeded those changes, I'm with Andrew A.