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Tuesday, 11 May 2004
One American beheaded in Iraq. My heart goes out to his poor family. But the righteous indignation pouring out of Washington is just nauseating. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan remarked that this act proves that our enemies “have no regard for the lives of innocent men, women, and children.” Let’s recap: We’ve been in Iraq for a little more than a year now. We’ve lost less than seven hundred souls thus far. But we’ve slaughtered some ten thousand. If the Red Cross is correct that up to 90 percent of the prisoners we’ve taken in Iraq are innocent, it isn’t outlandish to think that our mighty military machine has made hamburger of thousands of guiltless individuals who were just doing their best to get along in a rough part of the world. Sure, “that’s war for you.” True enough. But let’s not stand up and take the high ground here, Mr. McClellan. That’s all I’m saying.
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