Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Donald Rumsfeld has all but demanded that the new Iraqi rulers not purge Saddam loyalists. Now why on earth would the Bush administration want to retain Saddam backers? Because ejecting the pro-Saddam infrastructure doing so could be perceived as retribution against the Sunni Arab minority and it would rob the military forces of much-needed experience.

That's true enough, actually, but doesn't it clearly demonstrate Bush is willing to support murderers if it suits his ends?

"Remove cold-blooded killers? Make our troops safer by uprooting potential moles who leak convoy routes? Look, let's not be hasty."

Sure I realize there are political issues at stake here but that's my point. Bush isn't concerned with right and wrong. He's concerned with an outcome. Facts are purely secondary.

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