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Mr. Stein also mentions that George W. Bush did not “carpet-bomb” Baghdad.
Perhaps we should have dropped a tactical nuclear device on Fallujah when the insurgency was said to have occupied that city. There is no telling (now) what such a strong show of force might have done to pacify the population long enough to allow the mission to be completed.p>In short, the only apparent defects in the prosecution of the war (as I see it) are that we are not eliminating our enemies at a fast enough clip. br> — John Shea /p> p> I really like Ben Stein! But, frankly I am heartsick at the basic premise of “two architects, but no plan,” that Iraq was a mistake. Further, in every war there are “mistakes,” and Mr. Stein alluded to many in previous years, and wars. However, Mr. Stein should also know that had leaders and governments heeded Winston Churchill’s warnings in the early 1930’s there would have been no WW II and the loss of millions of human life. For his foresight, Churchill was removed by the British people in 1945. It is far too early to call Iraq a mistake. br> — Jack Griffith /p> p> So, now Ben says we shouldn’t have gone into Iraq, a horrible mistake though not as bad as past president’s mistakes in war. The question I have is: After Afghanistan, where would we have gone to fight the terrorists? Would Afghanistan have been the center of the terrorist holocaust or would they have just stopped plotting and planning because of our effort there? There are ramifications for all we do; some good and some bad. It is easy to be a sidewalk general. It is impossible to expect perfection in the judgments of men. br> — Bette S. br> Miami, Florida /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?