Better Off Under Saddam?

At Blog of the Week Right Wing News, John Hawkins quotes Dale Franks, who does the math:

(The) argument, essentially, is that Iraqis were better off when they had a tranquil public life with 70 people being bumped off by their own government every day, than they are now with 13 people dying in sectarian violence each day. Nevermind that, at the current rate, it will take 126 years for the daily death toll in Iraq to equal the death toll under Saddam Hussein. It just feels really unsafe.

John also dissents from Ramesh Ponnuru’s view that calling for a vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment equals “picking on gays.”

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