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We Can't Win
While I realize the advantages to being able to use the slogan, "W is for waffle," I'm not taking much solace in Bush's backtracking. You see, for once the man was right. We can't win the War on Terrorism the way it's possible to win a traditional war like World War II. That's why calling it a "war" is deceitful and wrong. What troubles me the most is that John Edwards and other Democratic Party spokespersons decided it would be a good thing, not only to mock George's flip-flopping, but to insist that, with better leadership, yes, America could win the War on Terrorism. Making that claim is highly unlikely to increase Kerry's standing in the polls and might end up backfiring. More than that, though, it's just stupid. Any thinking American can see that. Hell, even W had the veil temporarily lifted from his mind's eye.

Mode: harrowed
Muse: Mistakes & Regrets - And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Madonna

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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2004 08:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

sorry no harm meant...

the terrorism is usa..
theres no war against terrorism... in exchange they are just playing war

there's no point of discussion.. the war is against usa and made by usa

most americans says.. war is wrong.. we dont support it.. but when the money arrives all enjoy without complains..

i just cant stand american attitude

(chilean guy)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 1st, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: sorry no harm meant...

De acuerdo. Americans are notorious for not wanting to pay the price of their use and abuse of power. You know that in Chile, obviously. Wasn't Dick Cheney in Valparaiso in 1973?. . . :-)

The thing is, I do think that fundamentalism of all sorts is as big an obstacle to world happiness as my own nation state (which is itself in thrall to Protestant fundamentalism).

And I don't think killing people to prove a point is right no matter who's doing it.

But global cooperation and a better distribution of resources is the solution, not waging war.

Thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate it!
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