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April 09, 2004
A MAD Political World

The only thing I disagree with in Meyer's column is the part where he says that, "both sides have been cheapened slightly" by their mutual, uncontrolled attacks and finger-pointing. He's quite wrong. Both sides will be cheapened considerably."

And Kim is right...but not exactly. I wish we could talk about peace, yes. But I don't think we can abandon the sane, civilized people of Iraq. The ones who are going to suffer at the hands of the militias and who will be slaughtered as the various clerics struggle for control of the country.

We can't leave Iraq now, and Kucinich's view that we needed to leave, instantly, was one of the major reasons I didn't support his candidacy.

We've opened the door to anarchy. It's incumbent upon us to help close it.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:16 AM


I dunno, I think things will get worse and worse the longer we stay. Escalating violent anger directed at an occupation seems to me a much more dangerous situation than possible anarchy after occupiers pull out.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at April 9, 2004 10:59 AM

I've considered that, but it also seems to me that it's easy for me to dismiss 'a little temporary anarchy' when I'm not the woman or minority ethnic person who will wind up dead or living under a brand-new repressive regime.

Posted by: Anne at April 9, 2004 11:41 AM