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06/26/2003 Archived Entry: "Armed, and safer, Iraqis"

"ARMED, AND SAFER, IRAQIS." John Lott writes in the New York Post about unintended consequences of American attempts to disarm Iraqi civilians.

Ironies abound. The U.S. liberates Iraqis from one of the few dictators in the world who allowed (even encouraged) an armed populace. Then it sets about disarming them. (Ah, freedom!) And yet even at that it allows the Iraqis to have weapons that most Americans aren't trusted, or legally allowed, to own.

There was a time, a long time ago, when I expected human beings to make sense.

Posted by Claire @ 11:28 PM CST

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