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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Conspiracies, Conspiracies

The newest one, I hear on an email list: the reason Uday and Qusay are the only two of the playing-card gang to be killed rather than captured? Because, if left alive, they'd tell the truth that they were just the peaceful rulers of a sovereign nation with no beef against anyone.

Do people actually believe any of those things?

UPDATE: Of course, I forgot, some always will. Mad Props to the Democrat Underground! Oh, and, of course, this was all so that the Hadley story wouldn't get top billing. But, the truth is, they aren't dead; it's a trick planted to distract us from the lack of WMDs. It's also to distract us from the fact that they're not letting Pvt. Lynch (who the DU freaks keep referring to as "Jessica" -- then again, so did CBS news today, and so did many stations -- this is one of the few times I'll say "sexism" -- they don't refer to a male Private by his given name, so why do they do so with a female?) talk to the media, and they're continuing with the lie that she's (conveniently) forgotten about what went on, because the US was just shooting blanks (since when do they carry blanks during the war?) and wanted to pretend they were in danger -- in fact, the Iraqis haven't fought the US at all; it was all the US shooting the British or Canadians or their own to make it look like there was a battle. Everything is staged.

Of course, some people there wish they were still alive. It's rather they live -- and even better, keep torturing people -- than Bush do anything right, for those people. (Anyhow, as that fool points out, Bush is much much worse than Saddam & Sons could ever be.) That's part of the most insightful point I ever heard Matt Yglesias make: some people get so caught up in needing their side to be right and the other side to be wrong that they mourn when the other side does something that helps people.

Ok, that's enough. Can't take it anymore.


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