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Tim Blair

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Thursday, April 03, 2003
 
ONE OF ANALYST COBB'S wilder assertions on tonight's ATB was this. Saddam's goons fighting out of uniform and from behind civilian cover are guilty of no offence against the morality or legality of war.

It is, after all, their country they're defending.

Only problem with that argument is that it destroys your moral basis for criticising the killing of civilians by the Coalition forces.

Whatever Cobb is an analyst of, it's not defence.