Wednesday, April 16, 2003

It is hard to be overly troubled by the sight of Iraqis looting the homes and offices of leading Baathists. Why shouldn't the people take back a few of the regime's ill-gotten gains? To add a touch of poetic justice, Iraqis also cleaned out the German embassy and the French cultural center in east Baghdad, well aware that Germany and France tried to block their liberation.

--Max Boot in Rupert Murdoch's Weekly Standard, 4/15/03

Yeah? And the lotting of the hospitals? Is it also hard for you to be "overly troubled" by that, Max? Is that "poetic justice," too? Oh, I know -- it's poetic justice against Ali and all the other sick and wounded Iraqi civilians who had the nerve to be alive and healthy before the war, when we were trying to tell the world how miserable their lives were and how much better off they'd be after our war.

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