Over 150 people died in Iraq this afternoon

I don’t want anyone to die. In war, in a hurricane, from malnutrition, from suicide, from disease. If people have to die (and so far there appears to be no evidence to the contrary) then I want them to die in as painless a way as possible, and after a long reasonably happy life.

But from a purely political standpoint, I wish the Iraqi insurgency was affecting American troops more, because perhaps when Americans are coming home in bodybags by the thousands (a la the Vietnam “conflict”) then the Fuhrer will be forced to admit that he has made horrible, horrible mistakes in his foreign policy, and begin attempting to fix those mistakes, rather than spending his days with his head up his ass in Crawford, Texas.

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~ by realsupergirl on September 14, 2005.

2 Responses to “Over 150 people died in Iraq this afternoon”

  1. Horrible things are happening in the world, and a horrible man is sitting in the White House. There’s no doubt about that. But I think “Fuhrer” is now a really ugly word that we need to be careful not watering down. Bush is a bad man. He may even be a fascist. But this is not Nazi Germany.

    And, as I learned last night from fawnapril and pnsm, Godwin’s law means this argument is coming to an end. And, as I just learned from Wikipedia, I lose.

    🙂

  2. I generally agree with you. I don’t think we should use words like genocide, fascism, apartheid, and others unless we mean exactly what they define.

    The problem is, I don’t share your confidence that there is a discernible difference between our current American government and pre-war Nazi Germany. This may seem extreme, but check this list out.

    In prewar Nazi Germany people minimized the rapidly deteriorating democracy, too, thinking, well, we’re still a civilzed country. It’ll get better. Thousands of people “went along with” (and by that I mean didn’t stage massive protests or civil disobedience) the proscriptions against Jews and the rounding up of political dissidents. I see the same complacency here. Black people in Ohio and Florida were disenfrachised from their basic right to vote in 2000 and 2004, and still there’s no revolt happening?

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