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July 23, 2006

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Bob Roberts

"...in the same way the Nazis brought firebombing upon their fellow citizens, and the Japanese brought nuclear bombs to their cities, so do modern day terrorists."

This is a load of crap. At what point is killing civilians OK? The whole point of claiming that terrorists are wrong is that they choose civilians as targets, in defiance even of Islamic law and the Koran and Hadith. Once you say that killing civilians is in any way merited by some situation of conflict, you might as well say that the terrorists are justified in seeking to take revenge (for whatever it was that pissed them off in the first place) by blowing up ordinary folks in the streets.
Arguments for 'collateral damage' are crap too. "Oops! We mashed innocents inadvertently," just doesn't wash.

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