05/20/2004: Gem o'the Day:
From Molly Ivins:
It's quite difficult to convince people you are killing them for their own good.
That's our basic problem in Iraq. You can try explaining that you are killing them in order to bring freedom and democracy to their nation: "Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in the world. And as the greatest power on the face of the earth, we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom," President Bush said.
However, this argument is less than convincing if an American bomb or bullet has just killed your child. Or if you were among the 70 percent to 90 percent of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib who were there by accident.
Len on 05.20.04 @ 11:57 AM CST