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Let's go to war about war

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We're in a time when a lot of Americans are going to have differing opinions about whether we should be fighting in the war we're fighting now.  We all came to whatever position we occupy on the issue from different directions.  We've arrived in different places.

Beginning any discussion about this war we're fighting with the inference that people who differ in their opinions are dupes, tools, being used by 'liberals', or 'war mongering conservatives' isn't condusive to any discussion at all. 

About the only thing America has left of some idealized America of the past is that people can still express their ideas, mostly without fear of being arrested or mobbed.

I'm planning to continue expressing mine without calling any names, without implying anyone's a fool for holding a differing opinion.

There's no moral high-ground to be attained by any of us for waving our past military experience around, the friends and relatives we lost in some forgotten war.

That one's already behind us.

We can learn from the divisiveness it caused in this country, if we're lucky, and leave the airwaves open for differing opinions without rancor.

Jack

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

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Comment by LOTTOMIKE - August 18, 2005, 10:22 pm
my question is.....after 9/11 why didn't we hunt down osama bin laden???
this thing with iraq was a very wrong turn.......
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Comment by Rip Snorter - August 18, 2005, 10:52 pm
I've got no answers for you Mike.

I don't understand why we're fighting this war any more than understand why gasoline prices are so high.

Which is to say, I think I might understand both pretty well, but ain't about to express my views concerning the reasons.

Jack

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