Tuesday, October 14, 2003

American honors traitor

He was a war hero who changed sides in the middle of the war. Now an American wants to honor Benedict Arnold by placing a gravestone near the Arnold family crypt at a church in England.

If he had chosen to side with the British from the outset, that would be fair enough. Many people remained loyal throughout the war and did what they could to help the British. But Arnold betrayed the cause he supposedly believed in for money. He should not be honored.