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War: what is it good for?

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The President gave a speech this morning at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on the topic of the Iraq war. (IS there a more receptive audience?) In response to increasing political pressure and plummeting approval ratings, he outlined more clearly his thinking and plan for this war.

I'm glad the president could finally be bothered to talk to us little people about his "thinking" on this whole war thing. I'm personally scared of the government, no matter what the majority. I acknowledge the need for it, but I want it to be as transparent as possible. Power corrupts, it's been said, and our government has becoming an institution that is a self-serving, protectionist creature.

But wait, there's more. I heard those most interesting quote on the radio this morning from a political analyst who was talking about the mid-term elections coming up next year. He mentioned that many Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the President a little in order not to ride on the increasing dissatisfaction with his handling of the war in Iraq. The analyst said of the Republicans "They need to make this war popular again."

I'll leave you with that thought.


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