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Submitted by dave morris (United States), May 9, 2003 at 19:52

amen !! but even the prez places too much emphasis on the social benefits. we all root for this as an ancillary benefit but as you stated so well, security is the first and only reason for being there. of course we will gratefully accept the other benefits that come out of these actions, particularly if it means improved freedom for the people of those countries. I for one would like to hear more about the real purpose. I"m glad if the Iraqis are happy but i would like to hear it as "and additionally the people are happy we are there".
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