NBC’s Brian Williams was interviewed by Chris Matthews on Hardball earlier tonight, and he wanted to remind us that because there has been no recent census, we don’t really know exactly how many Iraqi citizens there are — so even if a large percentage of the 14 million Iraqis registered to vote did so, we need to be cautious in making statements about how representative the government will be.
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Of the umpteen posts I’ve uploaded today, none of them start with Kate’s Letter Of The Day. How utterly unfortunate.
UNBELIEVABLE: Bill O’Reilly just interviewed a retired Air Force colonel Walter Boyne. The man thinks we ought to be bombing civilian targets and shooting civilians indiscriminately in order to get this war over with swiftly. He’s advocating war crimes of the highest order. How does a man like that get through 25 plus years of military service, let alone get promoted five times?
Update: For international treates and other citations on international law and the bombing of civilians, see Dannen’s list. For more on Just War theory, see The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.