Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Wile E. Coyote's Moral Highground 

Human Rights Watch has decided that Operation Iraqi Freedom was not actually about providing the Iraqi's with freedom:
Human Rights Watch said Mr Bush and Mr Blair should not try to justify the war retrospectively as an effort to save human life.

"Only mass slaughter might permit the deliberate taking of life in using military force for humanitarian purposes," it said.

"Brutal as Saddam Hussein's reign had been, the scope of the Iraq Government's killing in March 2003, was not of the exceptional and dire magnitude that would justify humanitarian intervention.
So the only legitimate way to conduct an intervention in the defense of Human Rights is to wait until any given regime begins anew the slaughter of innocent people in a manner which can be deemed "exceptional and dire [in] magnitude"?

Whatever happened to fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me?

Some advice for Human Rights Watch: don't look down.
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