As I've been reading thoughts around the web, there are a growing number of people advocating a thoughtful response and criticism for blind vengence. AlterNet is a weblog pointing to articles that share this alternative viewpoint. As Spin of the Day eloquently states: "Just when cautious response, political criticism, wise analysis, public education and more just international policies are most needed, diverse voices and opinions may be drowned out or declared un-American." I'm worried about this too, but I think it's very American to voice your opinion. Especially when that opinion is not the majority opinion.

Booknotes has collected a group of pleas for peace from around the web; including a letter to the president from The Dalai Lama. [via rebecca]