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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Pop Quiz: Sykes, Iraq, and Selective Outrage

By Bert

This past week, while discussing a news item related to the Iraq War, radio talk show host Charlie Sykes used the adjective “disgraceful.” Which of the following news items was the one that Sykes thought needed to be condemned:

A. The quilty plea of a U.S. soldier in Iraq who participated with three other soldiers in the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of her and her family.

B. The hypocrisy of Dick Cheney, who applauds Tony Blair for starting to pull British troops from Iraq, but who says U.S. lawmakers who favor a U.S. withdrawal lack intestinal fortitude and want to help Al Qaeda.

C. Opposition to the war expressed by U.S. lawmakers.

D. The needless nature or incompetent leadership of the war itself, which in the past week cost the lives of another 14 U.S. soldiers, and who deserve better.

Time is up. Please put your pencils down now. The correct answer is in the comments.

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