Towards A Good Samaritan World

Sunday, March 13, 2005

More penance here, from Stuart Taylor at the National Journal, who initially supported the war, then in 2004 thought it would be a big mistake, but now is coming around to "root for Bush" again. Kudos to him for having the guts to change his mind. On the other hand, what was so hard about just supporting the war all along. What kept me steadfast was the numbers: Saddam killed millions, and we were indirectly responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths through the sanctions, whereas maybe 100,000 died in the war, and the enemy probably killed as many of those as we did. Combine that with reading the Iraqi blogs. Taylor seems like an honest guy, but you need a backbone of good, firm moral reasoning.

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