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War as Social work

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Submitted by A.K. Lenceski (United States), May 23, 2003 at 02:14

Although Clinton was criticized for his social work military missions, there were many who whole-heartedly supported it. I could be wrong, but I don't remember a Hollywood uprising or any demonstrations. I remember most of the left welcoming his choices in "humanitarian peace-keeping."

My concern is not whether this sort of social work war is justified. My concern is that many are implying that this whole Iraqi Freedom thing is a cover or something for US interests in oil, Israel and world-wide dominance or what have you. I think the Bush Admininstration's intitial cause in ousting Saddam was in the interest of national security. But, it BECAME Operation Iraqi Freedom also. Perhaps it became this because of the pressure from the left. And, like any true leader, the Bush Administration looked to those he represents, including the left, and worked accordingly. It was not sold to us as some gimmick or a cover. It became much like what the left cries for.

A. K. Lenceski
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