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Submitted by Marj Lewis (United States), Jan 12, 2004 at 18:39

In my opinion, the Democrats are not backing off from the policy of a war against TERROR. They are speaking of a war against Iraq, and more specifically a war against Sadam Huessein, a war we now learn was planned within days of Bush's taking office. It seems to me that Bush USED 9/11 to take care of Daddy's business as much if not more than to fight terror. It appears that the Bush agenda, from the start, was about two things that Bush knows well: how to use shock and awe and the lives of many
Americans to clobber anyone who threatened Daddy and how to get a lock on foreign oil reserves. 9/11 provided him with a golden opportunity to put these plans into place under the rubric of PATRIOTISM.

John Ashcroft has always appeared to some people as a threat to personal liberty. On this I am not sure. But I think a Democratic President would at least review the measures the Bush administration has taken to ensure that they are necessary and effectively assisting in the War against Terrorism. I don't forsee them being totally undone. Let's look at the things that have worked and beef those up.

Tyrant though he was, Saddam was no Osama Bin Laden! We went to war against Al Qyada as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. From my viewpoint, we temporarily got rid of the Taliban and AlQyada by driving them underground. We put more resources into Iraq than Afghanistan. It now appears that the Taliban and Osama are coming back into the sunlight to take over once again. We left Afghanistan in nearly the same bad shape in which we found it. Where is all the monetary support that we promised? Where is any nonmontetary aid? Why is there no Paul Bremmer type in Afghanistan to assist President Karzai?

And if the Bush administration is truly against terror, why do they push Israel to trust a people who support and use terror against Israel? Why can Bush think he can get rid of enemies outside of and far distant from the United States, while pressuring Israel not to make a War on Terror against people on it's current borders who have said and shown, time and time again, that their true objective is the destruction of a Jewish state, Israel?...

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