This is a response I sent to an email about an article claiming Bush’s State of the Union lie about Iraq trying to get nuclear materials in Africa had been redeemed. It in fact was not redeemed. Here’s both the articles:
And this was my response. I was pretty mad at the time. Lately the thought that crosses my mind whenever anyone mentions “justifying” this war, or any war, is how they’re trying to make themselves feel less guilty for murdering tens of thousands of people. This implies that (other) people are so worthless that their death can be justified so some yuppy in a rich part of the world sleeps better at night. Anyways, here’s what I said:
Ahhh… Redemption. It’s a sweet word isn’t it? I hope this makes all those supporters of the war sleep better at night, knowing those tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq died for a worthy cause! After all, they deserved it, didn’t they? Those nasty mothers deserved to leave orphaned children. Those nasty children deserved to leave grieving families.
People like this will keep groping to find their justification. Just remember the people who died. And no, their dead aren’t worth any less than ours.