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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:40 PM
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Anti-war Stance Is Right, Not Left

In actuality, there are fundamental differences between the left and us regarding the question of war.

Unlike the left, we do not believe any one man should ever be entrusted with the awesome power of deciding when to go to war. It makes no difference if the president is a Republican or a Democrat, a conservative or a liberal. The Constitution assigns to Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. If America needs to go to war, Congress should declare it.


Unlike the left, we believe that in war there is no substitute for victory, to quote General Douglas MacArthur. Why, therefore, do we want to bring the troops home now? Why not win and then get out? Well, if winning means eliminating Iraqs reputed weapons of mass destruction, there is no victory to obtain because those weapons do not exist. If it means toppling the Saddam regime, that victory has already been achieved. But if it means propping up the new Iraqi regime until that regime can stand on its own, that victory would be no victory at all, since that new regime is fast becoming another Iran, an axis of evil nation.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:24 PM
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1. Well. Truman didn't agree with McArthur, and history has sided
with the president.
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