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Fight to win or to be popular?

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Submitted by Mike Roche (United States), Nov 5, 2003 at 19:28

Everybody would prefer to be "loved". When war has been declared against you followed up by 9/11 actions to the jubilation of millions around the world the popularity contest, it would seem, has been lost. Now, do you fight a war to survive and win or, to be popular?

There a growing perception in the U.S. that the leadership of the Democratic party would subordinate the well being of American intelligence services in a time of war, compromise the country's borders, sacrifice the safety of American citizens and military personnel all in the pursuit of power. The Democrats' chief strategy is divide (the American people) and conquer as a legitimate means to their political end. The growing perception is the Democratic leadership would subordinate what is in the best interests of the American people to the attainment of power.

The American people have a legitimate concern over the effectiveness of the Iraqi campaign in the War On Terror. The Democrats are concerned over the Iraqi war, its ramifications on world opinion, but have no campaign platform for the Terrorist declaration and act of war against America.
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