February 15th, 2008

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And Though Our Sins Be Red As Scarlet . . . .

I am fascinated by the emerging meme out of the Bush Administration and the neocons that if everything turns out alright in Iraq at the end, then all is forgiven, their sins redeemed, and they are retroactively the heroes and liberators they imagined themselves in 2003/04. I am reminded of a scene in the Blake's 7 Episode Star One with this bit of dialog:

Cally: Many, many people will die without Star One. Are you sure that what we're going to do is justified?

Blake: It has to be. If we stop now then all we have done is senseless killing and destruction without purpose, without reason. We have to win. It's the only way I can be sure I was right.
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