No one in World War II demanded that President Roosevelt present them with a timetable for the end of the war, much less for when our military occupation would end in Europe. Nor did anyone demand to know how much the war would cost in dollars and cents. But the maturity to think beyond the moment has apparently become far more scarce today than it was in the days of the greatest generation. Will future historians call us the childish generation? How much today's childishness will cost this country in the long run only the future will tell -- and it may tell in blood.
Link from Amanda Strassner.
Update: More from Sowell on the public's supposed right to know and a followup on the insanity of many of the accusations given that due process is taking place. One problem with blogs is that so many of the columnists I enjoy now get less time because I'm looking around at mere bloggers, so it's nice when people link to real columnists. Thanks to Baldilocks for linking these.