josh (joshc) wrote,

getting out

A perspective on the Iraq exit strategy from George Saunders:
So really, it is a win/win: The Iraqis have fewer abuses than they were having, and we have fewer abuses than we would have had had our abusers stayed at home. Everyone is happy, except, it has been observed, those who were abused and those who hear of the abuse and suddenly join the group of those wanting to kill us. [slate]

I can't think of anyone who captures the whimsical deep sadness of modern existence better. He has been in top form recently, perhaps because there is no shortage of material (see also "My Amendment" [googlecache] regarding same sex marriage).
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