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Saturday, January 25, 2003
In a January 23 story ABC News writes:
The Air Force is preparing to fly as many as 1,500 sorties a day if there is war with Iraq and is seriously concerned about the public relations backlash from an expected high level of collateral damage, according to a 104-page report, portions of which were obtained by ABCNEWS.If a real war happens, civilain deaths, or, to use the official term, "collateral damage," are likely to be high. That said, my guess is that a "public relations backlash from an expected high level of collateral damage" is unlikely. Once -there is no longer seems to be a need to say, "if"- the escalation of the war starts, flags will start flying and it will probably be considered "anti-American" to oppose the war effort as "our boys" and girls will be over there fighting to protect us from Saddam or whatever else the rationale of the moment is by then.