Republicans discuss commending Iraqi amnesty program for ex-insurgents.
“I really believe we ought to try to find some way to encourage that
country to demonstrate to those people who have been opposed to what we're
trying to do, that it's worthwhile for them and their children to come forward
and support this democracy. And if that's amnesty, I'm for it. I'd be for it.
And if those people who are, come forward… if they bore arms against our people,
what's the difference between those people that bore arms against the Union in
the War between the States? What’s the difference between the Germans and
Japanese and all the people we’ve forgiven?” – Sen. Ted Stevens
Every time I think the world can't get more topsy-turvy...
At least he sort of acknowledges that it is indeed a civil war. Lemonade from lemons ya know.