Looking for alternative narratives to the "McVeigh was a monster" meme which seems pretty universal on both left and right, I ran across Liz Michael's article, Dr. John R. Smith's opinion, and Gore Vidal's Vanity Fair article, which I haven't yet finished reading.

My own, admittedly uninformed, opinion is that he might be less widely reviled if he had chosen his target more carefully, whether or not there was "collateral damage". Obama's drones have probably killed more innocents, including children, than McVeigh's truck bomb, but O's popularity is still quite high.

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