Baghdad International Airport

I admit it. I am pleased. US forces have captured Saddam International Airport and renamed it, Baghdad International Airport.

I never denied that there could be positive aspects - both material and symbolic (as thisnews surely is), of a successful war on Iraq. That is always true - after all, my high standard of living is the direct result of a certain pile of smallpox-infected blankets being distributed to Native American tribes a few centuries ago. Therefore I will reject attempts to portray every happy anecdote (cheering crowds in Najaf, symbolic name changes of a great airport among them) as proof that this war was justified.

I am far more pleased that we haven't seen any WMD.

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