Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Justice Ginzberg,
Could We Have a Ruling Please?

In a Reuters report on the recent battle in Najaf, Khaled Farhan uses the following description:

"Though Sunnis and Shi'ites are engaged in an embryonic sectarian civil war in Iraq,..."

James Taranto responds:

"But wait. Everyone knows an embryo isn't a real person, just a clump of cells. This ought to clarify some people's thinking about what's going on over there: U.S. troops are over there to help Iraq exercise her right to choose. This isn't another Vietnam; it's another Roe v. Wade!" (Emphasis mine)

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