Andrew, I’ve had this debate quite a bit. Many of us are NOT suggesting that we’re fine if we stoop to Saddam’s standards. This debate is about how the public debate around the war revolves around ONLY scrutinizing Americans, and going limp on scrutiny for Saddam’s historical cruelty, the Iraqi “insurgents,” the corrupt U.N., the French/Spanish/Germans, and the ugly mysteries of “Arab opinion.” Our point is that the Iraq-war-haters have LESS outrage for Saddam’s most vicious behavior than they do for obviously lesser American offenses. Prosecute for Abu Ghraib, but leave the war-making operation intact, including our morale. Liberals and the media act as if they want to impair all of those.