Wednesday, October 25, 2006

All Our Yesterdays

When the blood-on-your-hands accusation bites back, some folks won't be happy.

Confederate Yankee writes, plausibly:

If current U.S. political trends hold, Iraq may become another Darfur, and Darfur well may be on its way to becoming another Rwanda.

To which Blue Crab Boulevard adds:

And the blood will be on the hands of the ones who force a precipitous pullout. Not on someone else's hands. Their hands.

Welcome to the superpower throne. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

But of course, the counter-argument we'll hear will be, "if Shrubbie had only left well enough alone in Iraq," none of this would have happened. And if they shout it loud enough, perhaps it even will drown out the echoes, in their own heads, of "We think the price is worth it."

Such arguments always oppose the war against some presumed perpetual zero-violence condition. As though Saddam would be keeping the lid on things forever, as though, had Baghdad not been liberated in April 2003, it would be April 2003 forever.