We can just leave Iraq

Fight the power. Hunter Hogan at HunterThinks.com

Why do nice, rational Americans think we have to stay in Iraq? In March 2003, 68% of all Americans supported invading Iraq. In September 2003, that number has dropped to 50%. Why the change? Why are more people beginning to disapprove of the war? Furthermore, people want troops to come home. 49% of all Americans

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Kill all terrorists

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Terrorists killed at least 20 people in Saudi Arabia. President Bush said, “The United States will find the killers and they will learn the meaning of American justice.” We should kill more terrorists. If we can kill all of the terrorists, then they will not be able to kill any more Americans. We killed or

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Foreign aid helps killers

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The Unites States government has helped many foreign governments kill their own citizens. Have we stopped this practice? It is common knowledge that the United States helped Saddam Hussein come to power and stay in power by supplying him money and weapons. What would have happened if we had not done that? Would Saddam have

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Jingoism is American

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Main Entry: jin-go-ism Function: noun Date: 1878 : extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy From Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary A friend forwarded me a transcript of a Neil Cavuto commentary. Neil said, “But there are many who protested this war. That was their right then. But I think it’s wrong now.”

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Invasion = Imperialism (Africa)

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White House criteria The White House official website says that there are four main reasons for invading Iraq. They point out that Saddam has killed and tortured his own people, waged war with his neighbors, and defied the United Nations. Why is terrorism not on this list? The White House does not use it as

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Imperialism is not safety

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People everywhere want to be safe. We all want to feel secure in our daily lives. In the US, we want to protect ourselves from both terrorism and foreign dictators. To reach this goal, we have invaded two countries in two years. Is this really Imperialism? Yes, we are trying to extend our power in

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Security is not a zero-sum game

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It is tempting to believe that if we take power and security from other people then we will be safer. At first glance, some people believe that having power over others will make them safer. This is a false premise. Power and safety are not zero-sum games. A zero-sum game is a game where what

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Six candles toppled the Berlin Wall

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The Berlin Wall was the 26-mile memorial to the oppression of the East German government; its stones mocked the people that desired freedom and peace. Between 1961 and 1989, at least 170 people died trying to cross into West Berlin. Violent intentions After World War II, the USA and the USSR fought for power all

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Can non-violence overthrow an oppressive dictator?

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The people were oppressed In 1965, Ferdinand Marcos became president of The Philippines through legitimate means and he promoted many good things in his country. He wanted more foreign investment to help the economy and he wanted people to be safe from the violent attacks of communists groups and Muslim groups. Apparently in an attempt

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Non-violence in South Africa

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The government was oppressive Between 1948 and 1994, at least 21,000 people were killed for political reasons in South Africa. In the 1700’s, most Western European countries were engaged in Imperialism; the British and the Dutch colonized South Africa. The discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1800’s led to the Boer War (1899-1902) between

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