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A Pox On All Their Houses

Saturday, February 10, 2007

1 Iraqi = 1 American = 1 Englishman, etc...

"More important, all too many Americans have yet to confront the moral implications of invading and occupying Iraq. U.S. officials continue to exhort the American people to judge the war and occupation on whether it proves to be "successful" in establishing "stability." and "democracy" in Iraq. If so, the idea will be that the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqis, including countless Iraqi children, will have been worth it. It would be difficult to find a more morally repugnant position than that."

- Jacob Hornberger

Killing thousands of non-combatants for some sort of political goal, even if that goal seems incredibly desirable, is still MASS MURDER.
Think of it this way, if the government said "We're going to exterminate all the homeless people, welfare mothers and their children in the US in order to stabilize the economy", would you think it was "worth it"? If they failed, would you blame them for "bungling" the planned extermination?