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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:14 AM
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Eric Margolis: The crusade against 'terrorism'
Excellent column as always in today's Toronto Sun.

Excerpts:

According to Bushthink, any Iraqi opposing U.S. occupying forces is a "terrorist." Ergo, growing Iraqi nationalist resistance will inevitably mean Bush's signature "war on terrorism" will be a growth industry.

Like the gigantic Enron swindle, it's a huge bubble, inflated by false claims and calculated deception.

...

It was the duty of the world community, Bush proclaimed, to "share the burden of occupation" of Iraq and Afghanistan - which the White House finally admitted will total at least $166 billion US for this year and next, an astronomical sum that could buy 39 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. By the end of 2004, Bush's wars could amount to 30% of the total cost of the equally misbegotten 17-year Vietnam War

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Aggression is not a burden, it's a crime under the UN Charter. The Bush administration did not invade Iraq to perform social work but to grab its vast oil reserves.



http://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/margolis_sep14.html

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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:34 AM
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1. BUMP!!!
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:34 AM
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2. One man's freedom fighter....
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 10:37 AM by kalian
is another man's terrorist....


Age old saying that rings true even today...


This part says it all...and the World KNOWS that this is what shrub wants:
Aggression is not a burden, it's a crime under the UN Charter. The Bush administration did not invade Iraq to perform social work but to grab its vast oil reserves.

Bush's demand that Third World UN troops serve under orders of American officers is a further insult to the United Nations and will reinforce the belief of those who attacked its Baghdad HQ that the organization is merely a cat's paw of Washington. What Bush should do is declare victory and bring U.S. troops home. Now. Save $166 billion and many, many lives. It's still not too late to climb out of the swamp.
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