January 19th, 2003

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Compelling arguments: An Unnecessary War

"In the full-court press for war with Iraq, the Bush administration deems Saddam Hussein reckless, ruthless, and not fully rational. Such a man, when mixed with nuclear weapons, is too unpredictable to be prevented from threatening the United States, the hawks say. But scrutiny of his past dealings with the world shows that Saddam, though cruel and calculating, is eminently deterrable."

Read the article here: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/wwwboard/walts.html It's quite good and makes some very compelling arguments. For everyone that felt that war wasn't necessary but didn't have the background info to fully back it up, this is a great 1-2-3 primer. I highly recommend it.

Thanks to my cousin Paul (web: http://paulfrankenstein.org/ lj-rss: rdf_paulf) for the link.