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Oh how the truth hurts!

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Submitted by Daniel Lenard (United States), May 6, 2003 at 09:16

Mr. Pipes,

That was by far the most honest appraisal of reality I have ever read. There is no question that America, while regarded as the world's policeman, has no obligation to fix the social ills of other countries. We can give them the tools. We can give them the opportunity. We can give them their lives back. Ultimately however, it is up to individual citizens to take the reins and direct the plow. Defending ourselves is the point. Obviously President Bush has read Alexander Hamilton's definitive words from Washington's farewell address. (Right, Washington's) Beware of foreign entanglements. Kick your enemy's butt, then give him the means to become our friend.

The liberals will continue to scratch at anything to make their points against Bush. We all know that the major objection to this war is based on hatred of the President and their belief of his illegitimacy, and not on our nation's ultimate security.

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