Not Real People

From The War’s Realists:

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Fran Townsend, the president’s homeland security adviser, said that the war in Iraq attracts terrorists “where we have a fighting military and a coalition that can take them on and not have the sort of civilian casualties that you saw in London.”

There is only one way the number of casualties in London is fewer than those in Iraq and that is if you don’t consider Iraqi civilians to be people.