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September 17, 2004

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jenny

War is a serious, awful, bloody business, and now many people are dead who would have been alive if the wrong policy I favored hadn't prevailed. There is really no one to apologize to for that, but God am I sorry.

i am years late in commenting on this post - having been directed here from jacob levy's blog - but there are many people to whom you can apologize.

you can apologize to the families of the war dead, on both sides.

if that's too big a task, you can apologize to the families of the war dead, on the u.s. side.

if that's too big a task, you can apologize to the soldiers who have deployed, and who will deploy, to iraq - and their families.

if that's too big a task, you can apologize to wounded veterans trying to navigate the byzantine VA medical system.

and if that's too big a task, you can apologize to the wounded soldiers at walter reed and other military hospitals.

there are plenty of people to whom you can apologize, if you're serious about it. i just don't know what good it would do.

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