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pbca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:57 PM
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Causes and consequences of our foreign policy in the Middle East; What it means for Americans
I won't even quote the article but everyone with an interest in Iraq and US Middle Eastern policy should read the whole thing.

http://canadiandimension.com/articles/2008/03/08/1665 /
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:32 AM
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1. Karen Kwiatkowski is informed, articulate and ... well, wise
Excellent article, thanks so much for posting.

"... Our foreign policy in the Middle East has traveled a long consistent trajectory, and it is suicidal, and it will lead us to a national suicide preceded by a total loss of honor and dignity. Instead of pride, greed and envy driving us to actions against the innocent that we will regret, let us, as George W. Bush once promised to do, pursue a humble foreign policy. To do that as nation, we must reject false national pride, greed and envy of countries who have resources that we may feel they dont deserve and practice religions we may not respect, and be humble ourselves.

It wont be easy. But as the consequences we have already seen in the Middle East make painfully and expensively clear, the right path for our constitutional republic is actually the one favored by the majority of Americans today. If we keep it up, perhaps it wont be long before the hacks in Washington start to say, There they go, we must hurry and catch them, for we are their leaders."

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