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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:04 PM
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19. Why would you count the Iraq war dead,
and not the hundreds of civilians of Kosovo or the half-million dead Iraqis from Clinton's campaign of sanctions? I mean, calling it 'murder' whenever policy results in death seems like we could be setting a very bad precedent. Why not, instead, look for crimes for which there is actually some sort of legal precedent for prosecution? Torture is, I think, the best bet. Wiretapping is a pretty good bet, too. Both are crimes that violate laws that were intended to cover the types of actions that were committed.

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