Sunday, 7 October 2007

Solidarity With Decent Iraqis

Rhetorical Ploy

Declaration of support for the good guys in Iraqi Political Football proclaimed by persons located no closer than 2000 miles from Iraq itself.

Exculpatory, post-liberation justification for the pre-emptive invasion of resource-rich Middle Eastern nations.

Obfuscatory gambit, useful for explaining vastly complex bloodbaths involving an incomprehensible patchwork of militias, death squads, private armies, criminal gangs and terrorist groups, all of whom split their loyalties between a bewildering array of political, religious, national and tribal interests.

Best expressed through the use of Decent Logic -

a) The justified invasion of Iraq has unleashed murderous tribal and ethnic violence, for which democrats bear no responsibility whatsoever.

b) No democrat should support murderous tribal and ethnic violence.

C) The invasion of Iraq was therefore a good idea, and all democrats should support the Coalition's continued efforts to create a stable democracy.

See also Terrorists Are Bad, Failures in the Reconstruction Process, Moral Determinism, If-It-Hadn't-Been-For-You-Darn-Meddling-Kids, Victory.

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