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Pres. Bush and the Mideast.

Reader comment on item: In the MidEast, Bush Dared to Be Different

Submitted by Jeanne Zanger (United States), Oct 24, 2004 at 20:49

Dear Mr. Pipes, I am a devotee of your articles, but find this one rather strange and disturbing.

Your admiration for Pres. Bush is based on his conservatism, in that he wishes to preserve events of the past. Yet, at the same time, he took a major risk unilaterally and without the support of most European powers and the UN. declared war on Iraq, who it was later discovered was no immediate threat. There were no weapons of mass destruction found, but over 1,000 American lives were lost, hundreds maimed, along with other nations' casualties.; yet North Korea was a threat, DID have weapons of mass destruction which was ignored by the U.S.

Would you call this strange dichotomy compassionate conservatism?
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