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February 05, 2006



Wow... That's one whacked-out analogy...


I know! What the hell? It's like people have forgotten how analogies work!

I remember being shocked by a defense department spokesman (I think) when the torture issue first came out. He defended the practice by saying that US soldiers had been subjected to torture in Korea and Vietnam, so it was OK.

Now aside from the whole do unto others thing, I think he failed to think through that analogy, which would run thus.

US soldier:North Vietnam::Iraqi prisoner:US

Not cool.

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