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It’s Like a Crime Watch. If They See Any Freedom, They’ll Report It Immediately.

August 23rd, 2007 · 12 Comments

Via roomie Dave, a group called Freedom Watch has produced a series of ads urging the importance of staying in Iraq.

Their nominal argument (for some appropriately loose sense of that term) is something along the lines of: 9/11! Iraq! 9/11! Iraq! We’re going to keep mentioning these things in close proximity! Even at this late date, that will be enough to convince a few of you there’s some coherent connection, right?

The subtext, and actual argument, is that a lot of people have made serious sacrifices in this war, and isn’t it awfully mean to salt the wound by passing public verdict that it was all just a terrible waste? I’m not without sympathy on this front, but not quite so much sympathy that I think it’s worth demanding more such sacrifices to prolong some comforting illusions about the ones already made.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pritesh // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    The subtext, and actual argument, is that a lot of people have made serious sacrifices in this war, and isn’t it awfully mean to salt the wound by passing public verdict that it was all just a terrible waste?

    Have you heard of sunk costs?

  • 2 Julian Sanchez // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Yes. They’re what the irrational fail to discount.

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