In one of his adventures Sherlock Holmes tells Watson that the most curious aspect of the case they are investigating is what the dog did during the night. “But,” objects Watson,“the dog did nothing during the night.” “That was what I found so curious,” Holmes replies. (From the story “Silver Blaze” by Arthur Conan Doyle.)
Like Holmes I notice a lot of things curiously not happening. Where is the outrage by the supporters of the invasion of Iraq about the recently revealed cases in which our troops are accused of murdering and raping innocent Iraqi civilians? The invasion was only justified if the Iraqis are better off now than when Saddam was in power. If a murderous Saddam has been replaced by a murdering, raping and pillaging foreign occupation then all the deaths and other costs have been in vain. If electricity and water still have not been yet restored to pre-invasion levels then it is not clear that the Iraqis are better off. Surely those who supported the invasion for idealistic reasons are upset by this. Where is the outrage?
In the Illinois 17th Congressional District race where is all the national money and attention that some predicted? The election is less than 4 months away. President Bush, Laura Bush, John McCain and other prominent Washington figures are appearing for various Republican candidates around the country. When is one of them going to stop by in support of Andrea Zinga?
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