Saturday, November 19, 2005

Our Monsters in Iraq

That's the title of a Robert Dreyfus opinion piece at the website Tom Paine. Here's a sample:
It is time to start waving the bloody shirt. There is no longer any doubt that the men that the United States has installed in power in Iraq are monsters. Not only that, but they are monsters armed, trained and supported by George W. Bush's administration. The very same Bush administration that defends torture of captives in the so-called War on Terrorism is using 150,000 U.S. troops to support a regime in Baghdad for which torture, assassination and other war crimes are routine.

To repeat a quote from a couple of posts ago:
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

— Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche

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