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And it’s One, Two, Three, What Are We Fighting For…Don’t Ask Me I Don’t Give a Damn…

President George W. Bush speaks to the audience in the Pentagon auditorium on March 19, 2008. Bush addressed members of the Armed Forces, Department of Defense and Department of State employees about the progress made in Iraq and the Global War on Terror.   DoD photo by R. D. Ward  (Released)While both the traditional media and the warbloggers like Cap’n Ed are quick to dismiss the lives of 17 innocent people we accidentally bombed this morning ("This is war, and unfortunately war results in collateral deaths by mistaken targeting"), Phoenix Woman, from the comments, takes us back to yesteryear:

Note how a few years back, the GOP/Media Axis went into Froth-At-The-Mouth over "Bill Clinton bombing an innocent aspirin factory!"

They did so, even though:

a) the factory was indeed part-owned by Osama bin Laden (who Clinton was chasing down, even as the GOP/Media Axis was mocking him over it and hampering him with their "wag the dog!" crap)

b) the factory wasn’t just making aspirin, but other, less charming substances, and

c) the attack took place at night to ensure civilians weren’t harmed.

No similar mitigating circumstances exist for this bombing. None. Yet the GOP/Media Axis is still frantically trying to spin the murder of innocent men, women and children as a Good Thing.

One day I fully intend to finish Richard Clarke’s book, I really do. Trouble is I read a couple pages and then hurl it against the wall.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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