Winning peace is a problem |

Winning peace is a problem

For what it’s worth, not all of us who are against the war think it’s about oil. Even the ex-CEOs and wildcatters who stock this dismal administration probably have enough skill with profit sheets to know that a war would cost us more than we could gain from oil.

Yes, this war is about (among other things) deposing a dictator and finding weapons of mass destruction.

Unfortunately, President Bush and his team are so focused on those imperatives they’re myopic to all others. While Iraq sinks into chaos, and whatever gratitude our liberation of the Iraqi people has won us sinks with it, the orders from the top are to find those weapons. We had no trouble delivering troops, bombs and munitions to Iraq but seem to be hopelessly snarled delivering food and medicine.

Let’s face it – this leadership knows how to order an invasion with the best of them but lacks the intellectual depth and imagination to handle anything that precedes or follows.

Eric Collier


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