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The worst thing about the run-up to the war in Iraq is that it set such a bad precedent for the current run up to war in Iran. Nobody who lied us into war in Iraq has suffered any consequences. I'm not talking about the ton of people who deserve to be in jail, but the people like Thomas Friedman who constantly babbled pure stupidity and never suffered any professional repercussions for his ignorance. In a world that was 1% meritocracy, this idiot, with many others, would have been fired.
But nobody was fired, nobody was shunned, nobody was cast away. That has to please the war-mongers on the right. They're up to the same old trick, trying to launch another pointless war on the American credit card while claiming we're too broke to care for ourselves as humans.
"Hey," they must think, "we royally #&*^ed it up last time, but we got away with it scott free, didn't we?"
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