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Friday, July 23, 2004

Collateral damage is not in its lexicon

And are we somehow better because it is in ours? That phrase comes from the 9/11 Commission Report, which self-righteously gnashes its teeth over the cruelty of our enemies. For some reason, there's a distinction between Al Qaeda targetting civilians and Lyndon Johnson targetting civilians. Harry Truman and FDR wiping out hundreds of thousands of humans has a name; so, it's acceptable.

It's this dunderheadedness which will keep us up to our elbows in red alerts for the foreseeable future.


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