Tom Tomorrow, on Iraq and Pat Buchanan

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Posted by Jeff from ( on Friday, July 26, 2002 at 9:32AM :

Tuesday, July 23, 2002
It's a funny old world...

...when one of the few people asking the obvious, sensible questions about our forthcoming adventure in Iraq is, yes, Pat Buchanan.

First among them is why. Why, when Iraq was not involved in 9-11 and has never attacked us nor used biological or gas weapons on U.S. troops, are we launching this war on Iraq? Has deterrence failed us? How so? And who is the aggressor here?

Second, how many U.S. dead and wounded may we expect, and how many U.S. troops will be needed to occupy Iraq? Will we be welcomed as liberators, only to be reviled as occupiers? Will Iraq become America's West Bank? Will we need to re-institute the draft for soldiers to occupy Iraq, while sustaining all the other global commitments we have undertaken since the end of the Cold War?

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