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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Blackwater Down 

Neoconservatives bring up Mogadishu whenever they need to justify their belligerent approach to foreign policy. According to the prevailing dogma, the Clinton administration humiliated America and emboldened Al Qaeda by retreating from Somalia. Presumably, the Bush administration's "muscular" approach is intended to produce the opposite result.

Looking at the results of their strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan, one is forced to conclude that it produces results similar to the "feminine" strategy favored by previous administrations--except on a much larger scale.

The recent war footage gives me the feeling that the situation will get a lot worse before it begins to improve. By invading Iraq, the Bush administration has put every American life in jeopardy.

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