The UnAustralian

Tuesday, July 01, 2003
 
Revisionist History

Here is a great post from Julian Sanchez.

Putting aside, just for a moment, the salient question of whether lying about the reason for a war is pretty awful, even if the real reason is a good one, does anyone really buy this? The mass graves... who's in those? I'll bet lots are the Kurds he gassed in '88... with our support. And the Shias he slaughtered after the Gulf War... when we encouraged them to rise up and then refused to help. The argument for intervening at the time was one thing. But it's just really freakin' weird to see people saying that the invasion is justified now because we've found the bodies of people we knew he was killing a decade ago, at which time we didn't do anything about it.

On a side note, having grown up listening to the Kiwi libertarians, I'm over the moon to see that some libertarians (specifically Julian Sanchez, John Humphries and 24801 (or numbers to that effect)) are able to have an interesting POV.



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