Oh shut up. A million dead Iraqis is not “pretty thin gruel”, and the fact that a lot of establishment hacks helped facilitate their deaths doesn’t make the Iraq invasion any more forgivable. Nobody who helped unleash those evils upon our world should be given any credibility anywhere, much less given control of the most powerful military in history. The fact that you’ve managed to dissociate from the horrors of what that war inflicted upon our species does not diminish those horrors.

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