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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Those 30,000 didn't have a choice
President Bush says 30,000 Iraqis have died since the war started. Some estimates go as high as 100,000+, but let's give the President the benefit of the doubt on this one.

It's such a high number. 3,000 Americans were killed on 9/11, and we mourn it as the worst tragedy in American history inflicted on us by others. Obviously, many many more Americans died in the Civil War, WWII, Vietnam, etc. But those were all situations in which we somehow chose to commit those lives to the cause.

Iraqi civilians did not get to choose to commit to this cause. They had it inflicted upon them by others. And that is the primary reason I have opposed this war from the beginning.
posted by CB @ 10:49 AM  
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