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Argument: Withdrawing from Iraq despite risks of genocide would further desensitize world

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Ron Rosenbaum. "Getting Comfy With Genocide. Is the word losing its power to shock us into action?". Slate. Aug. 1, 2007 - "One has to admire the honesty of Barack Obama, who argued in the recent Democratic YouTube debate that even if rapid withdrawal of troops from Iraq might lead to genocide, he'd favor going ahead and getting the troops out. He wasn't saying he was happy about the possibility—he was just expressing the view that the word genocide shouldn't freeze all discourse: He wouldn't let it be a deal-breaker.

[...]In other words, let's get real. Let's not pretend we care about the possibility of future genocide in Iraq if we do little or nothing about it where it's already happening now."

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