Making a permanent impression since 1994
March 21, 2003
-- Opinion --
Pride and power on display in Iraq
By Kaishi Lee
The war has begun.
It seems ironic that while the rest of the world protests
against war, President George W. Bush has given the go-ahead to invade
Have all means of diplomacy been exhausted? Why must we be rush into war?
Passing a second UN resolution would have indicated
international support for going to war. The
Without a new resolution, the UNís role as a peacekeeping body has been undermined.
Isnít it absurd then that the
Itís a double standard, too, that the
Is this war then a deviation from the war against terror?
Since Osama bin Laden hasnít been captured, this seems like a political ploy
since news coverage will be focused on
Maybe, then, coverage on the war in
This war isnít about oil. Itíd be easier and cost less to cut a deal with Saddam Hussein for oil.
This war is about pride and power.
Over the past year, Bush has repeatedly claimed that
Itíd be humiliating if Bush decided to withdraw from the warpath and allow UN inspectors more time.
This war is also the first time Bushís new pre-emptive strike doctrine has been used.
I guess its purpose is to show rogue states like
Still, watching the war unfold, I can only think that whatís done cannot be undone.
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