Look Before you Leap Mr President!
By Eric Margolis
August 31, 2013
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Let’s also recall how North Vietnam was drenched with the toxic Agent Orange, how the resisting Iraq city of Falluja was showered by white phosphorous, how Iraq was permanently contaminated by radioactive depleted uranium. These foul weapons also kill babies.
At least many Americans seem to have learned caution from the campaign of neocon lies that led them into the 2003 Iraq invasion, one of the biggest disasters and shames in US history. Even some usually bellicose Republicans are urging the Nobel Peace prize winner in the White House and his entourage of bloodthirsty liberals to slow his rush to war and consult Congress.
More tellingly, Gen. Colin Powell, who disgraced himself before the world by parroting the Bush administration’s lies about Iraq now also urges caution over Syria.
Powell is right. The US has lost its last two “crusades” in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US has no strategic interests in Syria beyond an obsession to overthrow Iran’s disobedient government.
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Sorry, but I’m a little L libertarian pro-life pro-choice anti-war peace kinda fellow.
What say we MYOB?
I’ve written my letter to “my” political “representatives”. (For all the good that will do. They no more “represent” me, than I “represent” the young thin fellow in my own mind!)
This just shows that the faux anti-war protests against Bush were just political Democratic astroturf.
Why do Catholics not speak up?
Where is the “Just War” discussion?
It’s immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!
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