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Tuesday, May 11, 2004
 
Denial, part 4

Is it just me, or am I imagining that there are still a huge number of pro-war folks who think like Sen Inhofe? (see below)

In cruising the web, I am finding numerous bloggers and commenters who don't get it. These folks are completely focused on the actual acts of abuse. That is exactly the wrong way to look at this.

I am decent at math and understand that several dozen folks in a country of several million being tortured in a prison doesn't amount to much in and of itself. The behavior is reprehensible and those who committed condoned and/or ordered it, should be prosecuted.

But, because I am good at math, I undestand that millions upon millions of Iraqis among others have seen the photos and heard the stories. If these folks did not have any doubt about America's integrity, they sure do now.

A Pentagon source summed up the effect of the intial six soldiers charged and their abuses: "You mean the six morons who lost the war?"

I wonder how long it will take before this sinks in with the hardcore right?
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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