[NCAN] Carter's stance: Attack on Iraq now not a "just war"
jlevich at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 9 07:51:33 MST 2003
Carter's last sentence is telling. Looks like what the liberal
establishment is suggesting is that UN weapons inspections can now be used
as a perpetual excuse for a massive, and massively armed, ongoing US
military presence in the Gulf.
It's a solution for the sectors of the Establishment that are primarily
worried about "instability" in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. It
won't do for the sectors that want to unlock Iraqi oil as an economic and
geopolitical magic bullet, and/or launch serial conquests of "failed states".
At 09:13 AM 3/9/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>But to use the presence and threat of our military
>power to force Iraq's compliance with all United
>Nations resolutions - with war as a final option
>- will enhance our status as a champion of peace
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