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Monday, January 31, 2005

A Team Effort

Jonathan at A Tiny Revolution lists the seven people most responsible for killing Iraqis over the years: Bill Clinton, Saddam Hussein, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Leonid Breshnev, George H.W. Bush, and Helmut Kohl. I think he's probably right (he usually is), although I'm totally ignorant of Breshnev's and Kohl's contributions. I also suggested in a comment to Jonathan that he might be leaving out some important contributors:
Subordinates don't count? Certainly Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Norman Schwarzkopf, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Uday, Qusay and others deserve at least dishonorable mentions. Powell's and Cheney's contributions to both wars might raise them up into the top seven, don't you think?
Update: Jonathan responds:
I don't know. There's so much talent in this field, and so much commitment, that even some incredible performers can't break into the top ranks.