Monday, March 25, 2013

The Warm Glow of Being Right

In recent days we've been treated to a commemoration of sorts, the 10th Anniversary of the illegal, immoral and disgusting war against the people of Iraq.  A couple of years later, when the American people had turned against the war, I argued that we shouldn't get a free pass for our "mistake."  We decided to go to war for oil, and the fact that we made a hash of it is irrelevant.  We killed people in large numbers.  We wrecked stuff that wasn't ours.  We stole things that didn't belong to us.  And except for those Americans who were killed or maimed fighting the war, we never had to pay any consequences.

So right though I was, there's really no warm glow.