Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Not for freedom
The fact is war is started by old men who never go near the war, and wars are always fought by the young. The king of Belgium once noted that it takes 20 years of peace to produce a man and 20 seconds of war to destroy him.

Look at all the draft-dodgers of the Vietnam Era who suddenly became war hawks as soon as they were too old to go.

Why did we go to war in Iraq? Because the president hated Saddam Hussein; because the Israeli lobby wanted us to; because the crazy neoconservatives had the insane idea that the Middle East could be democratized at the point of a gun; because oil companies and other corporations lusted for profit.
What are you waiting for?
Ron Paul says, ‘Get out now!’

More and more British soldiers agree
So much for the ‘we must stay for the Iraqis’ sake’ argument (and aren’t all those homemade bombs saying the Iraqis themselves don’t agree with that?):
General Richard Dannatt, Britain's current military chief, ... said that the presence of his troops in Iraq "exacerbates the security problem".
From LRC.

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