Monday, 23 February 2009

Simple trumps subtle

From Philippe Sands' review of The Liberal Defence of Murder in the Guardian Review section, Saturday:
Who can say, after all, the real reason that President Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, or what truly motivated a particular individual to lend support.
From Generation Kill, p. 241:
[US Marine Sgt. Antonio] Espera believes the whole war is being fought for the same reason all others have for the past several hundred years. "White man's gotta rule the world," he says.
Gee, Philippe, how hard can it be?

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