Iraq

Listen to the Administration

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The United States will go to war against Iraq. But anyone who thinks the war will be motivated by evidence of Saddam Hussein’s attempt to procure and wish to use evil weapons will be mistaken. Despite the general claims that President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have as-yet ... [click for more]

Coming Assaults on America

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What do the coming war against Iraq and the pending threat to medical privacy have in common? Both give the lie to the belief that we Americans live under a system of limited, representative government. The civics textbooks are hooey, but they serve a purpose as a sedative for the next ... [click for more]

Bush, Rumsfeld, and Orwell

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It has long been clear that little of what government leaders say and do makes no sense unless you understand that they think we are idiots, uninformed, or both. Could there be better evidence than recent remarks by President Bush and Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld? Let’s start with the much-admired Secretary ... [click for more]

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Accept

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President Bush is no Don Corleone. When the Godfather wanted something, he would make an uncooperative person an offer he couldn’t refuse. Mr. Bush, following his predecessor, makes his adversary an offer he can’t accept. Former President Clinton did this with President Milosevic of Yugoslavia before launching a war over Kosovo. Clinton made demands — including ... [click for more]

What Makes a Nation Evil?

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With President Bush's characterization of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as an “axis of evil,” an obvious question arises: What makes a nation evil? Is it the evil nature of the ruler in a nation? Or is it the evil nature of the government itself? If it's the government, does that mean that everyone who ... [click for more]

Let’s Join the Pope

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After the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, one of the convicted terrorists told a New York federal judge before sentencing that one of the principal reasons he had committed the attack was because of all the Iraqi children who had died as a result of the U.S. government's ... [click for more]

What About the Children?

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One of the most disturbing aspects of Osama bin Laden's October 7 videotape has been the reaction of U.S. officials to one of his charges -- that the U.S. government has killed a million Iraqi children. As far as I know, not one government official has denied the charge. Why not? It would seem to be rather ... [click for more]

Is the No-Fly Zone Worth Dying For?

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President Bush has said that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were motivated by hatred of freedom, democracy, and Western values. However, so far the results of the investigation into the attacks do not support Bush's thesis. The overwhelming weight of the evidence establishes that the attacks were instead motivated by ... [click for more]

Email Exchange between Barry L. Paschal and Jacob G. Hornberger

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From: Barry Paschal (Opinions Editor, Columbia County News-Times, Martinez, Georgia) cnt@groupz.net To: FFF Subject: FFF Op-Ed: "What about the Children?" by Jacob G. Hornberger Date: October 10, 2001 Please direct this to the terribly misguided Mr. Hornberger: Only someone who is hopelessly obtuse, or patently stupid, would equate legal international sanctions against a government with murder ... [click for more]

The Continuing War With Iraq

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A few weeks ago, under the leadership of President Bush, U.S. military forces again dropped bombs on the people of Iraq, purportedly to maintain strict control over the 10-year-old "no-fly zone" in Iraq. A couple of days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced his support for easing the ... [click for more]

U.S. War or Terrorism

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"How does the U.S. government distinguish between war and terrorism? Our government continues to bomb Iraq on a regular basis, without a constitutionally required congressional declaration of war, and calls it "war." Our government also continues its embargo against the people of Iraq, which has caused untold suffering and death, especially ... [click for more]
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