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Wednesday March 19, 2003
10:25 PM

"Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly"

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So Bush officially started the war now. "Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly". What a #!@$%$# lie. He is not reluctant. He is overeager!

What better way to make attacks on and in the U.S. relatively legitimate? That scares me.

Did I mention this makes me feel sick? I hope it'll be over soon, but I fear it will not. After the fighting in Iraq there will be a long time where what the U.S. does or doesn't in Iraq and the region will be extremely sensitive. There are so many ways this can end up in a Really Big Mess. But with the great diplomat we have in Bush that won't be a problem now, will it?

As Brad DeLong writes after posting Joshua Marshalls analysis of resolution 1441:

"To tell your allies that your word as a nation is not good--that agreements won't mean what you said they meant if you find it convenient to pretend otherwise--is extremely dangerous. It changes international relations from a search for mutual benefit into a struggle for power, and may have very bad implications for the long run."

It's not that I don't think Saddam is evil, but a uni-lateral attack on Iraq can't be the right solution.

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