Making a permanent impression since 1994
March 31, 2003
-- Opinion --
Bush's war 'sickening'
By Sam Yosafi
One of the things that really irks me about the arguments
made by supporters of the war in
While it’s true that in the past Saddam Hussein has been
a tyrant -- brutally killing his own people, among other crimes -- our struggle
to get him out of power now is not worth all of the carnage that we are so
thirsty to inflict.
The fact of the matter is that many more civilians are
going to die during this war than Saddam would kill.
And how would blowing all these innocent Iraqis to pieces
be worth it to those who’ve already been born into suffering?
While I am an avid believer in protecting
Without hard evidence that
That’s why I believe that President Bush’s motivation
We have no legal or moral justification for war, or even a
shred of proof that
Does our government truly believe that this war will
bolster our nation’s feeling of security? From what I’ve observed so far, it
has only aggravated peoples’ fear.
We are living in such a nauseating state of paranoia that
it has led to altering our daily lives, stripping us of the liberties that
We are absolutely cold-hearted, callous, and downright
murderous to believe that wiping out masses of people over mere speculation is
justified. The idea of slaughtering the helpless over mere guesswork is
The fact of the matter is that we don’t have real
The comic book story that the Bush administration is giving
as an outline and justification for this war is sickening.
These are real lives we are playing God with, yet all our
government has to do is create propaganda and it gains approval and popularity.
Well I must say, Mr. Bush, if it’s popularity you wanted,
it’s definitely what you’ve got.
With elections coming up in 2004, there’s no doubt in my
mind that Bush will be a tough act to follow for anyone who’s running against
him because of the support he’s secured through war.
It’s a horrifying reality to accept.
The real threat is the 2.5 million jobs lost since Bush
took office, the plummeting stock market, the soaring deficit and our retirement
funds in danger.
I cannot accept shipping young, healthy Americans – our nation’s future – to shed blood to help a president win re-election.
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