Conscience and The War

This is a most moving article at New America Media

The Nation, Commentary, Special Editoral Exchange with The Nation, Stephen F. Cohen, Posted: Mar 10, 2007
Unless the United States withdraws its military forces from Iraq in the near future, a war that began as an unnecessary invasion based on deception and predictably grew into a disastrous occupation will go down in history as a terrible crime, if it hasn’t already. For Americans of conscience, Iraq has therefore become the paramount moral issue of our time.
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The Australian
Editorial: Stakes rising in the Middle East

March 10, 2007
The war on terror still has a long way to run and the US must learn the lessons of history, including Iraq
FOR the second time since World War II, the US is staring at the possibility of a defeat of its own making as the Democrats use their new control of Congress to push the Bush administration out of Iraq. For this to happen would be a disaster for the Iraqi people. It would ignore the lessons of Vietnam 30 years ago when the American political
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Democratic bill would have troops out of Iraq by fall 2008
POSTED: 2:10 a.m. EST, March 9, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democrats in the House and Senate pushed legislation Thursday that would have U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by August 2008, or sooner if certain benchmarks of progress aren’t met, but the White House said the president would veto any such proposal.
The troop withdrawal timetables in the House are embedded in appropriations legislation that provides money for care of wounded troops, for better equipment and training, and for expanded operations in Afghanistan.
The plan will “refocus our military efforts on Afghanistan and fighting the war on terrorism where it began,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said at a Capitol Hill news conference.
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