Tony Snow has a "Noonan moment". From his comments
on 6 April 2003: (emphasis added)
No religion has a simple or satisfactory answer to the question: How can a loving God let good people die young?
Who would not wish that war were avoidable, that evil would submit meekly to the counsel of the good? But the world doesn't work that way and so the young march off.
Many of us watch the proceedings with hushed awe, wondering why daily affairs don't conjure such heroism from willing hearts and marveling at the way in which the young become instantly wise; at the fact that searing flashes of danger can make the concepts of right and wrong, good and evil, seem more present, compelling and real than a thousand eloquent sermons.
By and large, they were better and braver than we are.