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« BY CANDLELIGHT AT LEFTY'S LOUNGE | Main | DAMNED MEDIA: THE WASHINGTON POST'S MILBANK DECLARES WAR AND PEACE »

August 18, 2005

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Agi T. Prop

Nice work Heretik. We need to remember the voices of those like Phil Ochs.

"War is over. If you want it." -- John Lennon

Doug Drenkow

War is in the most extreme circumstances a necessary evil, to defend one's self or others.

But war is also a seductive evil, for it gives the warrior and those who command the power of life and death.

And some are too easily seduced, too ready to kill or command others to kill.

George W. Bush is a very insecure man -- one need only look at the pained and pleading expressions he routinely displays to the public when answering questions (and consider also the more common practice of his allowing near him only those crowds who will adore him).

I truly pity someone who could start a war -- and kill and maim tens of thousands of others -- because of paranoid delusions.

Then again, I save my greatest sympathy for his victims, from Cindy Sheehan onward.

Matt

well said, Heretik, Agi, and Doug.

The tide has turned.

Pepper

The tide has turned - the administration has betrayed the trust of many Americans who supported them.

And, I have to add, I am also irate that these people didn't bother to plan the war beyond the taking of Baghdad. Their lack of planning got our soldiers killed. Their lack of planning got Iraqis killed. And, after three years, Iraqis don't even have decent living conditions.

In many ways, the war is over because it never started. It was always a charade that the administration never took seriously.

denisdekat

Even if it is not over, they are in their last throes...

I mean, the administration of course ;)

Night Bird

War in the heart only ends with a helping hand.

I like those words!

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