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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 03:11 AM
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7. People can be made to support war, though, at least for a while.
That's the beauty of propaganda and corporate media.

For the run up to Iraq, it was not even subtle, but it worked. Not with everyone, but enough at least at first.

Seems to me that the people turn against war when it seems we are just mired in it indefinitely and no one is winning or losing. Then they start to wonder what the heck the point is.

But, by then, we are already enmired and our leaders do not seem to have the wherewithal to just leave.

If they did that, how could they possibly justify the havoc they've wreaked, including the loss of life and limb on all sides? And, if they cannot justify that, how they can possibly get people to sign up to go to war?

I guess I'm saying that people supporting a war is not a good measure. We're too easily led and too easily confused. I bet a significant amount of the U.S. population TODAY would say there was some connection between Saddam or Iraq, on the one hand, and 911.

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