Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Two Thousand?

This item, found via the Antiwar.com blog, will probably be bouncing around the aether for the next few days. It strikes me, though, as far too antiseptic to be at all moving--not to mention the fact that it neglects the orders-of-magnitude more tragic, um, Iraqi side of the equation.

It also calls to mind this Herbert Spencer quote, from his essay "Patriotism," found in this book:
"When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don't care if they are shot themselves."

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