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Equivocation and evasion

Reader comment on item: Civil War in Iraq?
in response to reader comment: Democracy and Iraq

Submitted by Terry Jones (Australia), Mar 1, 2006 at 16:30

Pontius Pilate would have done well to read your article. He might have had a better press on how to equivocate and evade responsibility. If an unholy mess erupts because of incompetence, inadequate vision and inadequate understanding of how the levers work, a quick washing of the hands doesn't take away the blood. The new trend in American thinking - the upside to an all out Iraq civil war - is even more disturbing than the old pioneer vision thing where if the dang thing don't work, the least a man can do is get his hands dirty and fix it. The only upside is if the States decides in the future it won't blunder around like an elephant on the world stage. Once upon a time, if you broke the crockery in the shop, you actually had to pay for it.

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