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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

How bad does it have to get?

This is an honest question I'm putting out here. Since war proponents always like to attack those who opposed invading Iraq by saying that if we had our way Saddam Hussein would still be in power, I started wondering, based on the latest violence, how long that talking point can possibly remain operative. At what point does the deteriorating situation in Iraq become so bad that people who favored the war will change their minds and decide that it was not worth fighting? Monstrous as Saddam Hussein may have been, it's hard for me to see how making Iraqi citizens subject to guerrilla violence and random bombings on a daily basis is any better, really.

The massive scale of the death and destruction takes the fun out of being able to say, "I told you so."

As a welcome diversion from reality, Turner Classic Movies is doing a political themed November, featuring the favorite films of public figures. You can vote here for your favorite political flick. I am casting a ballot for The Distinguished Gentleman, a very underrated movie. For some reason they left The War Room off the list, which would've been an excellent pick. The leader thus far is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.