An additional thought on pragmatism. You say that as a pragmatist you are 'willing to make hard decisions'. Yet you baulk at the hard decision of accepting the need for personal sacrifice in order to improve the World, and instead settle for the (to my mind) far easier decision of volunteering the Iraqi people to pay the price for you. Or is that from the 'this will hurt me more than it hurts you' school of moral philosophy? I'm sure it will be a great comfort to the Iraqi dead and injured to know what a tough decision you took.
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