Jewish World Review March 7, 2003 / 3 Adar II, 5763
On Iraq, the administration seems undeterred. It seems, there is no other way out
Today, I became convinced that there
is really no way to avoid a war and so it is time, I
think, for us to come together in support of our
troops. If you listened to Secretary Powell and
Secretary Rumsfeld, I think you'd be in
denial to still think there's another way out.
ALL OF US have to now prepare for the loss of life,
both American and Iraqi, prepare for the economic impact
on the U.S., for the possibility of terrorism at home, and for
the long-term prospect of an occupied Iraq. Even as
France, Russia and Germany announced they will not allow
a second resolution to pass, the administration seemed
Secretary Rumsfeld saying Saddam would have to be
killed or exiled. Secretary Powell left open the possibility of
in essence a complete surrender in the next few days.
Neither of those options seemed plausible. And yet, many in
this country and abroad still seem to be counting on some
sort of diplomatic solution.
It seems diplomacy is over. Either Saddam gets killed
or completely capitulates or the war begins in the next
couple of weeks.
And so whether we agree with this administration or
not, we need to come together and get behind our men and
women in uniform who are about to make the ultimate
sacrifice. Men and women who are not being asked what
they think about a possible war, just being told to fight it.
Now they need to know we are with them whether you
support or oppose this war.
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