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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sacrifices in Iraq “Worth It”?

In his Fort Bragg speech Tuesday, President Bush said of the violence in Iraq, “I know Americans ask the question, is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it.”

What sacrifices is President Bush making? Is he imperiling his approval ratings? How many loved ones has President Bush lost in this conflict? President Bush’s life is not on the line.

What is it worth? Are we in Iraq “because terrorists want to attack our country and kill our citizens,” as President Bush said? Is America’s altruistic goal to bring to Iraqis a free society, including a judicial system and guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of religion? More likely, we are in Iraq because President Bush wanted to depose a dictator and secure a source of oil.

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