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Bush v. Hussein: Which Genocide is Bigger?

I recently told someone that as far as I was concerned, George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein aren’t really that different from one another. I realize that’s a pretty heavy statement to make but it was really designed to provoke an interesting after-dinner discussion. The response I got back, with rolling eyes, was that Saddam […]

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Looking Better for the Kurds

I caught an interview on CSPAN with Qubad Talabany, a representative from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to the US, this morning. It was a reminder that there are some very positive results of US actions in the area. The Kurds were severely mistreated by the Baath regime, as anyone can see by reading about […]

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The Rwanda Lesson

Rwanda 1994. An estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days of terror. That’s about 8,000 people a day – about 266 9/11 events side by side. Imagine that. Despite the fact that Kofi Annan appologized to the Rwandian survivors for the inaction by the UN. It was not really the fault of the UN […]