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> From: bill [at] whump [dot] com
> Date: Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:14:58 PM US/Pacific
> To: fork [at] xent [dot] com
> Subject: From the London Review of Books
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> Bill Humphries thought you would be interested in this article.
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> London Review of Books, cover date 6 March 2003
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> Casuistries of Peace and War
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> Perry Anderson on the assumptions the Bush Administration and its
> critics share
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> http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n05/ande01_.html
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> Bill Humphries’s comments: Found this on Doc Searle’s weblog:
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>
> This article addresses the weaknesses in the mainstream of the
> arguments against the war, and raises a much more interesting and
> troubling set of questions.
>
> He thinks that Bush will be able to pull Iraq off without backlash,
> but the liberation of Badghad will not address several things which
> the writer finds hypocritical in the current order.
>
> Bonus points for the use of ‘mewling’.
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> “Mewling about Blair’s folly or Bush’s crudity, is merely saving the
> furniture. Arguments about the impending war would do better to focus
> on the entire prior structure of the special treatment accorded to
> Iraq by the United Nations, rather than wrangle over the secondary
> issue of whether to continue strangling the country slowly or to put
> it out of its misery quickly.”
>
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