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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Equivalencies 

I keep telling you people, but you just don't listen - if you aren't reading Whatever It Is, I'm Against It, you're not reading the best damned blog on the Internets. Consider this pithy gem from this morning's post, and be sure to follow the links:
The White House issued a statement about the bombing in Tel Aviv, in which 9 people died. They’re against it. Indeed, “no excuse or justification is possible.” And the Pentagon issued a statement about the killing of 7 Afghan civilians by American troops. In that case, evidently some excuse or justification was possible. But not apologies, and I stress this because some news reports said that the military apologized for killing innocent bystanders. In fact, it said that it “regretted” the deaths, but blamed them on “terrorists” for “expos[ing] innocent civilians” to the “grave risk” that Americans would shoot them.

And there's plenty more where that came from.

 

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