The reading tonight of those 721 names was neither intended to provoke opposition to the war, nor was it meant as an endorsement.
Some of you doubt that. You are convinced that I am opposed to the war.
I'm not; but that's beside the point. I am opposed to sustaining the illusion that war can be waged by the sacrifice of the few without burdening the rest of us in any way. I oppose the notion that to be at war is to forfeit the right to question, criticize, or debate our leaders' policies. Or, for that matter, the policies of those who would like to become our leaders.
"Nightline" will continue to do all of those things in the weeks and months to come. But not tonight. That is not what this broadcast was about.
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