:: Wednesday, 16 April 2003 ::
That is not going to happen.
No public figure hysteric who overplayed their hand during the build up and at the formal start of the military campaign in Iraq will ever backtrack from their dire predictions of death in the tens or hundreds of thousands. Instead they will do the slippery thing of changing the subject to argue that the casualities of war are psychological and longterm, and that way, by redefining the terms, they can stand by their inflated figures of doom.
It is ploy, my friends, and easily detected if you follow the debate. The fairest reaction is to glass the purveyor of this bullshit. It will hurt you more than it hurts them. But it has to be done.
:: WB 5:13 am [link+] ::