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Gimme the Red-Hot Pincers, Corporal

The occupation of a conquered people puts the state in a particularly revealing light. The neocons cheer (here in a blog on National Review), as they seek to foist a similar regime on us:

“COME ON, PLEASE?” [Jonah Goldberg]

“I’ll be your best friend.” “You can have the rest of my ice cream.” “Pretty please with maple syrup on top.” “I’ll tell you my secret if you tell me yours”

These are just some of the words not being overheard coming out of the interrogation room where they’re “debriefing” Saddam’s bodyguard.

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11:54 am on July 29, 2003