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Well said, Dean.

Bush's decision to go to war with Iraq was a politically courageous move. It appears to have been done with the interests of US citizens and greater humanity in mind but at great personal political risk.

The nutty theories advanced in support of alternative motives don't hold water. Bush's opponents would have us believe that he went to war with Iraq KNOWING that Hussein's Iraq was unlikely to have significant WMD's. Waging war knowingly on a false premise would have been sheer lunacy and political suicide. His opponents then concoct theories about oil, Haliburton profits or revenge for an assassination attempt on his father as motivation. Does anybody really believe that Bush would throw away American lives and commit political suicide for oil which was already on the world market, the corporate profits of a company he doesn't even work for, or simple revenge? Unbelievable.

Recent news of Iraq's terrorist ties and Hussein's atrocities are mounting and providing compelling evidence that the decision to invade Iraq was the right decision at the time.

This decision may cost Bush the election in November as Americans grow weary of war casualties. If so, that would be a blow to our national resolve in fighting the radical Islamic terrorist threat.

I am critical of this adminstration's uneven approach to the terrorist threat and some of its excesses in this regard but the alternative appears far worse.


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