20 Questions on going to war with Iraq
By EDWARD CONE
News & Record
Sometimes war seems inevitable and in the national interest, as when the United States rolled back Saddam Hussein from the oil fields of our Kuwaiti protectorate, or when we destroyed the Taliban's safe harbor for terrorism in Afghanistan.
But the current possibility of war in
How did the War on Terror become a War on
How's that War on Terror going, anyway, and how will an attack on
What evidence is there that
If there is not evidence that
Is there any possibility that the large number of other countries that do not want us to go to war with Iraq have at least some legitimate reasons for their dissent, or is everyone who ever disagrees with us always wrong?
What is our commitment to nation-building in
Why are questions about going to war seen as unpatriotic instead of patriotic?
Why is there virtually no debate over the much larger story unfolding here, which is the adoption of a doctrine that calls for the
If we are interested in countries that support terrorism in the name of Islam and have nukes, is our good buddy
Dick Cheney has been pushing his vision of global dominance for the
What would Freud say about W's need to avenge his father via a war of conquest?
Who reaps the political benefits from this war? What would be in the headlines if the headlines weren't about a possible war with that reliable bad guy, Saddam Hussein? What would the issues be in the upcoming elections?
Shouldn't people who trot out the specter of Neville Chamberlain to decry our supposed appeasement of Saddam note that we did not appease him when he did his version of seizing the
Is it possible to rattle one's saber so loudly and so long that you get what you wanted without actually going to war, or do you end up talking yourself into a war you don't really want to fight?
If you don't need to fight a war, but you fight it anyway and win it and thus remove a really bad guy from power, have you done the right thing?
There are answers to these questions that would justify a war with
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