Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The High Cost Of Sparing Lives

Christian Science Monitor

You will no doubt begin hearing this study quoted time and again, with the headline from the Christian Science Monitor as the sound bite: "More costly than the war to end all wars!" Especially since probably half of America thinks that's a reference to World War II, not I.

File this under "Bread buttering/Both sides." The Left will attack the costs and they will attack the number of civilian deaths. Of course, the high costs are directly related to the low civilian deaths, and military deaths.

We're not asking doughboys to charge out of trenches into machine gun fire any more. We're not flying relatively low-cost B-52's with low-cost dumb bombs over cities any more. We're using expensive technology to target insurgents and spare civilians.

It's good; it makes sense. So just watch, Liberals will attack.